By Richard Rhinehart
Holbrook, New York, June 1, 2012: World T.E.A.M. Sports CEO and President Paul Tyler announced today that international general practice law firm Vedder Price has joined as a sponsor of the second Sea to Shining Sea cross-country bicycle ride with wounded warriors from America’s military.
Vedder Price 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 20 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.
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.
“Vedder Price is proud to support the men and women who selflessly serve our country by sponsoring this Sea to Shining Sea Ride across America. We are delighted to partner with World T.E.A.M. Sports and American Portfolio Financial Services, Inc. on this admirable endeavor,” said Douglas M. Hambleton, operating shareholder of Vedder Price P.C.
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.
About Vedder Price
Vedder Price is a general practice law firm of 265 attorneys with offices in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC and London. Vedder Price enjoys a world-class reputation in key practice areas and serves clients of all sizes in virtually all industries with a responsive, results-oriented and cost-effective approach. For more information, please go to www.vedderprice.com.
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.