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World T.E.A.M. Sports Welcomes DuPont Fabros Technology as Face of America Sponsor

By Richard Rhinehart

Holbrook, New York, January 20, 2015 – National data center developer and operator DuPont Fabros Technology is joining with World T.E.A.M. Sports to support the non-profit organization’s annual Face of America bicycle and hand cycle ride honoring injured veterans. The April 24-26 ride from the Pentagon in Washington D.C. to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is one of the largest non-competitive rides in the capital region.

DuPont Fabros Technology serves many industry leaders such as Microsoft, Rackspace and Facebook in providing continuous power and cooling for computer servers and network equipment. The Washington, D.C. based corporation manages facilities from New Jersey and Virginia to Illinois and California.

Cyclists complete the 2014 Face of America ride.

Riders complete the 2014 Face of America ride in Gettysburg. Photograph by Van Brinson.

“World T.E.A.M. Sports is proud to welcome DuPont Fabros Technology to our family of sponsors. It is only through the support of our sponsors that we are able to continue our mission,” said Van Brinson, World T.E.A.M. Sports CEO and President. “We welcome them and look forward to working with them on this event and future events.”

At the Face of America ride, a two-day, 110-mile bicycle journey from Virginia to the historic battlefields of Gettysburg, nearly 150 injured veterans from all branches of service will ride bicycles, hand cycles and recumbent bicycles alongside more than 400 active-duty military personnel, retired veterans and civilians.

“DuPont Fabros Technology is proud to sponsor the Face of America ride from World T.E.A.M. Sports,” said Senior Vice President Lee Kestler. “This is an organization with a meaningful cause that impacts every person living in America. Aligning ourselves with the Face of America is one small way we can offer our support and appreciation to the men and women who serve our country.”

In its ninth year traversing the scenic byways and roads of western Maryland, the Face of America is increasingly popular with injured veterans. Participating riders with disabilities assist and support each other and able-bodied riders provide a helping hand or words of encouragement during some of the steeper hills of northern Maryland. Originally run in 2000 as a cross-country ride with two teams meeting under the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the ride served as the official 9/11 commemorative ride in 2002 and 2003. In 2002, more than one thousand riders participated in the three-day ride, which began at Ground Zero in New York and ended at the Pentagon. This year’s ride will be the largest for the non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports since the 2003 Face of America, with registered participants from across the United States, Canada and Europe.

Lee Kestler from DuPont Fabros Technology.


Lee Kestler will be riding in the Face of America as a member of the DuPont Fabros Technology team. Photograph courtesy DuPont Fabros Technology.

The 2015 Face of America Ride is supported through sponsorship support from Capital One Bank, American Portfolios Financial Services, Booz Allen Hamilton, Benson Botsford LLC, Deven’s Recycling, DuPont Fabros Technology, Fidelity & Guaranty Life, FootStomp.com, Freshbikes, General Electric, Penske Truck Rental, Subway of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Three Wire Systems LLC, U.S. Silica, Vedder Price and Veterans Corps of America.

About DuPont Fabros Technology
DuPont Fabros Technology Inc. (NYSE: DFT) is a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, large multi-tenant wholesale data centers. The Company’s facilities are designed to offer highly specialized, efficient and safe computing environments in a low-cost operating model. The Company’s customers outsource their mission-critical applications and include national and international enterprises across numerous industries, such as technology, Internet content providers, media, communications, cloud-based, healthcare and financial services. The Company’s 11 data centers are located in four major U.S. markets, which total 2.75 million gross square feet and 240 megawatts of available critical load to power the servers and computing equipment of its customers. DuPont Fabros Technology is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.dft.com.

Riders at the 2014 Face of America enjoy a rest stop.

Volunteers served riders at the first rest stop during the 2014 Face of America ride in Maryland. Photograph by David Rhinehart.