By Richard Rhinehart
Holbrook, New York, May 31, 2012: World T.E.A.M. Sports CEO and President Paul Tyler announced today that global personal care and household consumer goods company Energizer Holdings has joined as a sponsor of the second Sea to Shining Sea cross-country bicycle ride with wounded warriors from America’s military.
Energizer Holdings, Inc., is providing financial support for this year’s ride, which departed San Francisco on Memorial Day and arrives in Virginia Beach, Virginia on July 28. The ride includes disabled veterans from all services, who are riding bicycles, hand cycles and recumbents on their nearly 4,000 mile cross-country journey through 14 states. Cities included in the 2012 ride include Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Colorado Springs, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., and Richmond.
“Support from an organization like Energizer means so much to this group of riders who are dedicating two months of their lives to crossing the North American continent,” said Tyler. “Their support has enabled a group of proud wounded warrior to see the country they so valiantly defended.”
Participants of the Sea to Shining Sea ride include veterans who live with disabilities ranging from loss of limbs to blindness to Post Traumatic Stress. Veterans in the ride served America in wars from Afghanistan and Iraq to Vietnam.
Support for Sea to Shining Sea is the latest demonstration of the new Energizer “that’s positivenergy” communications platform. Launched globally last fall, the philosophy focuses on performance plus the positive impact we can all make on the world around us.
“Energizer has a long history of supporting organizations that make a positive impact in communities and around the world. We are honored to be a part of the Wounded Warriors’ ride from coast to coast. Their perseverance and dedication is a true testament of “that’s positivenergy,” says Ward Klein, Energizer CEO.
The 2012 Sea to Shining Sea ride is supported through sponsorships by State Farm, American Portfolios, MWV, Dominion, the Semper Fi Foundation, the USO, BNY Mellon, General Electric, GM Fleet and Commercial, Brown Shoe Company and Famous Footwear, Energizer Holdings, Altria, EnerSys, Occidental Petroleum, Magaschoni Apparel, Penske Truck Rental, AR Capital, Vedder Price, Recycle for People, the El Pomar Foundation and George Puskar.
For further information about the Sea to Shining Sea ride, visit the official ride website.
Energizer Holdings, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a consumer goods company operating globally in the broad categories of personal care and household products. Energizer’s Personal Care Division offers a diversified range of consumer products in the wet shave, skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. Our portfolio includes well established brand names such as Schick® and Wilkinson Sword® men’s and women’s shaving systems and disposables; Edge® and Skintimate® shave preparations; Playtex® tampons, gloves and infant feeding products; Banana Boat® and Hawaiian Tropic® sun care products and Wet Ones® moist wipes. Energizer’s Household Products Division offers consumers the broadest range of portable power solutions, anchored by our universally recognized Energizer® and Eveready® brands.
Support for Sea to Shining Sea is the latest demonstration of the new Energizer “that’s positivenergy” communications platform. Launched globally last fall, the philosophy focuses on performance plus responsibility.
About World T.E.A.M. Sports
World T.E.A.M. Sports is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization chartered in North Carolina and headquartered in Holbrook, New York. For more than 20 years, World T.E.A.M. Sports has organized athletic events for disabled and able bodied citizens – mountain climbing, white water rafting, biking, and more. In all our events – whether mountain climbing, biking, white water rafting or many other sports – we include both disabled and able-bodied participants. Four things always happen at our events: 1) Disabled participants build self-confidence and physical fitness. 2) The disabled provide a role model for other disabled citizens, encouraging them to take up physical activities. 3) The disabled become a moving inspiration to other participants and to spectators when they see that disabled individuals can meet challenges beyond anyone’s imagination. 4) The disabled and able-bodied participants learn to work as a team to overcome those challenges. We change lives through sports.