Inaugural NVTC Sporting Clays Tournament Benefits NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative

On Monday, July 28, NVTC hosted the Inaugural Veterans Initiative Sporting Clays Tournament at Bull Run Shooting Center in Centreville, Va. Participants enjoyed warm, sunny weather as they competed on the 14-station course.

This new event supported the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative, through the new NVTC Foundation. The Veterans Employment Initiative connects veterans to employment opportunities within Virginia's technology community and provides support to member companies in their efforts to hire, train and retain qualified veteran employees.

Sporting clays competition.
A member of the MAXIMUS team celebrates with the course guide after a successful shot.

This fun, new event was open to all skill levels. Safety and familiarization clinics were offered by staff from the Bull Run Shooting Center prior to the tournament and each team was assigned a guide who rotated through the course with them. Participants also were able to check out a Maserati Quattroporte, Maserati Ghibli, and Maserati GranTurismo, courtesy of sponsor Maserati of Washington.

Sporting Clays participant.
A Sporting Clays Tournament participant aims for the target.

Following the tournament, participants enjoyed a lunch reception and awards presentation, during which NVTC Chair Emeritus David Lucien, who co-chairs the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative, provided updates on its programs and efforts to help NVTC member companies recruit and retain veteran employees. Lucien also thanked the Initiative’s lead sponsor Northrop Grumman for their two-year, $250,000 donation to the Foundation.

Finally, Greg Glaros of Tournament Sponsor SYNEXXUS presented awards to the winning teams. First place in the tournament went to the team of Adam Dameron of Dataprise, Jonathan Price of CSC Leasing Company, Don Schopp of RagingWire Data Centers and Brian Willey of Human Circuit with a team score of 135. Second-place honors went to Evan Borgelt, Evan Herr, and Brian Mitchell, all from Harris IT Services Corporation with a score of 129. The third-place finishers were Mark Decker of BMO Capital Markets, Tim Kraft of encapsa and Ted Kral of Marsh & McLennan Companies with a team score of 121. Congratulations to Kevin Hill from Robert Half International for earning the top individual score of 43.

2014 winners.
From left: Brian Willey of Human Circuit, Don Schopp of RagingWire Data Centers, Jonathan Price of CSC Leasing Company and Adam Dameron of Dataprise won first place with a team score of 135.

A thank you to our sponsors:

Lead Sponsor: Northrop Grumman
Tournament Sponsor: SYNEXXUS
Mulligan Sponsor: Principal Financial Group
Sponsor A Vet: Maserati of Washington; MAXIMUS Federal Services
Station Sponsor: Virginia Values Veterans (V3)
Gift Sponsor: AHT Insurance