6th Annual NVTC Foundation’s Sporting Clays Tournament Raises Over $25,000 for Veteran and Military Spouse Employment
On Monday, June 25, NVTC hosted its sixth annual NVTC
Foundation Sporting Clays Tournament. 112 shooters competed on the
15-station course at the Bull Run Shooting Center in Centreville, Va.
The tournament raised over $25,000 for the NVTC Foundation in support of
the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI) and has collectively raised more than $115,000 over its tournament history.
VEI Executive Director Steve Jordon opened the event by welcoming participants and sponsors, before opening remarks by Tony Crescenzo, CEO of top tournament sponsor, IntelliDyne, LLC, and VEI Task Force Co-Chair. Retired Master Sergeant Cedric King,
a wounded warrior who heads the PenFed Foundation’s Veterans Speakers
Bureau, delivered inspiring remarks during the lunch and awards portion
of the event.
VEI Executive Director Steve Jordon speaking at the beginning of the tournament
The VEI which started in 2013, connects Veterans and military spouses
to employment, mentorship, apprenticeship, internship and education
opportunities within Virginia's technology community and providing
support to NVTC member companies in their efforts to hire, train and
retain qualified Veteran and military spouse employees. Since the VEI
was launched 12,000 Veterans have been hired by Virginia Values
Veterans-certified (V3) NVTC member companies and its career site-
USTechVets.org- is used by over 700 corporate recruiters.
Following the tournament, participants enjoyed a delicious lunch
donated by Mission BBQ, raffles for gift cards, a Mission BBQ gift
basket and Bull Run Shooting Center gear, as well as a silent auction
which featured a VIP package to a Washington Nationals baseball game
(donated by Monster and Military.com), a Flags of Valor handmade wooden American flag, and a shotgun.
Army Master Sgt. Cedric King, President and CEO of the PenFed
Foundation Speakers Bureau, speaks during the sixth annual Sporting
Steve Cooker, EVP of Monster Worldwide and the VEI
Task Force Co-chair and Steve Jordon presented the tournament awards.
First place in the tournament went to the Dominion Energy team of Kent Hill, Robert Farmer, Thomas Martin and Chip McLean.