HOLBROOK, N.Y., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, April 25, 2014, Team American Portfolios will participate for the eighth consecutive year in the Face of America (FOA) bicycle ride, hosted by World T.E.A.M. Sports (WTS), a not-for-profit organization that brings together athletes of all cultures with and without disabilities to reach physical accomplishments they never thought possible.
The event encompasses a two-day, 110-mile bike ride from the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., to the historic battlefields of Gettysburg, Pa. American Portfolios employees, advisors, friends and family—along with other members of the public—will cycle alongside retired and active military members and first responders, including adaptive veterans and civilians. FOA has grown with such popularity that this year the event, with all its registrants, has reached capacity. More than its popularity is the exponential good that has spread for so many people and the lifelong connections that have formed through this unforgettable, two-day journey.
American Portfolios' 54-member team—FOA's largest fundraising and participating group—will be leaving from the company's headquarters in Holbrook, N.Y., for D.C. early Friday, April 25, at 8 a.m. Team members will be traveling together by coach bus, fostering camaraderie and a true team spirit prior to a full banquet dinner/event that evening at the Doubletree Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Va., and an early roll-off of 600-plus riders the next morning. Said American Portfolios Team Captain and Senior Managing Director David Rey, "Saturday's weather forecast in Washington, D.C. looks beautiful. With over 150 injured and disabled riders this year—more than we have ever had---and compromised roads enroute to Gettysburg due to a harsh northeast winter, this year's FOA will be a challenging, but wonderful, weekend adventure."
Face of America is a flagship event that raises money for many of the activities organized by WTS throughout the year. Upcoming events scheduled for the remainder of 2014 include the CanAm Veterans Challenge, a 756-mile bike ride with disabled Canadian and American veterans from Canada's capital in Ottawa, Ontario, to Washington, D.C. from June 20 to July 4; the Coastal Team Challenge, a two-day, Long Island area sea kayak adventure from Westhampton Beach to Patchogue, N.Y., that teams up WTS participants with developmentally disabled community members of Independent Group Home Living (IGHL) from Aug. 12 - 13; and the Adventure Team Challenge at the Center for Discovery in Harris, N.Y., a September event bringing together 20 disabled and able-bodied developmentally-challenged competitors in various orienteering, biking and hiking challenges.
"American Portfolios is delighted to give its continued support of World T.E.A.M. Sports this year by sponsoring, participating and helping to orchestrate these upcoming endeavors," said American Portfolios CEO and WTS board member Lon T. Dolber. "Socially responsible actions that are brought into our business cultures and communities through organizations like World T.E.A.M. Sports are the values in which our country was founded. As corporate and civic citizens, we need to be facilitators of that."
About American Portfolios
Headquartered in Holbrook, N.Y., APFS is a full-service independent broker/dealer and member firm of FINRA and SIPC, offering a complete range of financial services, including personal financial and retirement planning, securities trading, mutual funds, access to investment research, long-term care planning, insurance products and tax-free investing. Fee-based asset management is offered through its sister subsidiary, American Portfolios Advisors, Inc., (APA), an SEC registered investment advisor. Both entities, along with technology division American Outsources, LLC (AO), collectively reside under the legal entity of American Portfolios Holdings, Inc. Full-service securities brokerage is available through a clearing firm relationship with Pershing, LLC, a BNY Mellon firm, the securities of which are held on a fully disclosed basis. The company currently serves more than 829 independent investment professionals located in 393 branch locations throughout the nation. For more information about American Portfolios, visit http://public.americanportfolios.com/.
About World T.E.A.M Sports
World T.E.A.M. Sports uses sporting events to bring together athletes of all cultures, regardless of whether they have a disability or are able-bodied, to accomplish seemingly impossible goals. World T.E.A.M. Sports believes that its organization, through athletic events, can educate the public about true human ability while giving the disabled individual challenging opportunities that help them to realize their own abilities. Based in Arlington, Va., World T.E.A.M. Sports was founded in 1993 by James Benson and moves to change the way the world perceives those with disabilities. To learn more about World T.E.A.M. Sports, visit http://worldteamsports.org/.
Melissa Grappone, VP of Corp. Comm.
SOURCE American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc.