TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TEKsystems®, a provider of full-stack technology services that address the pressing strategy, implementation and talent needs for more than 80% of the Fortune 500, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Pat Tillman Foundation’s 15th annual Pat’s Run fundraising event on April 27, 2019, in Tempe, Arizona. Held annually to honor Pat’s legacy, the 4.2 mile run/walk will wind through the streets of Tempe and finish at Sun Devil Stadium. For the past 15 years, over 25,000 participants, volunteers and spectators have united in Tempe and at Tillman Honor Runs nationwide to honor Pat’s legacy and raise funds to support the Foundation’s Tillman Scholars program.
TEKsystems’ partnership with the Pat Tillman Foundation for the past five years is part of the company’s larger commitment to support the U.S. military and veterans. Since 2013, the company has helped more than 15,000 servicemen and women in their career aspirations in a wide variety of fields, including the leadership of TEKsystems itself.
“Supporting veterans, service members, and their spouses is a priority for TEKsystems. We believe that companies should make the extra effort to help servicemen and women transition to rewarding careers that emphasize their exceptional grit, discipline and work ethic,” says Jay Alvather, President TEKsystems. “The Pat Tillman Foundation has created a tremendous network and community for the military, and we’re proud to continue our partnership with them for the fifth year.”
TEKsystems is also sponsoring runner Sid Busch, a 72-year-old Navy veteran who dedicates his life to honoring the memory of fallen heroes. Sid has run over 200 marathons with the mission of ensuring that men and women who gave their lives in service are not forgotten.
“As a veteran myself, I understand the value of resources that help active duty military successfully transition to careers in the private sector and civilian life,” says Mike Powers, veterans and disabilities manager, TEKsystems. “At TEKsystems we strive to be that dedicated resource by honing in on an individual’s unique and translatable skills and aiding their transition into a rewarding career with purpose.”
TEKsystems recognizes that being in the military provides servicemen and women with specialized skills and work ethic and is eager to help veterans leverage their experience to build a meaningful career. For more information on career opportunities through TEKsystems for veterans and active military, visit https://www.teksystems.com/en/careers/veterans-military.
Interested runners can register here for the April event: http://pattillmanfoundation.org/pats-run/.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact TEKSystems@we-worldwide.com.
About the Pat Tillman Foundation
In 2002, Pat Tillman proudly put his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country. Family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation following Pat’s death in April 2004 while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. The Pat Tillman Foundation unites and empowers remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of public and private sector leaders committed to service beyond self. The fellowship program supports Tillman Scholars with academic scholarships, a national network and professional development opportunities, so they are empowered to make an impact in the world. For more information on the Pat Tillman Foundation and the impact of the Tillman Scholars, visit PatTillmanFoundation.org.
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