Sabre Systems, Inc. participated in the 2016 Honor Ride Philadelphia held on Sunday, September 18, 2016. This bike ride supported the Ride 2 Recovery veteran rehabilitation programs that help save lives by restoring hope and purpose for our nation’s healing heroes. The ride started and ended at the Horsham Air Guard Station. Riders were able to choose between an 18, 40 and 60 mile routes. Sabre raised over $3,000 for this great cause to help support our disabled veterans. The 21 member Team Sabre cycling team biked over an astonishing 400 miles and had the largest team participation. The Honor Ride Philadelphia event was able to raise over $27,000 for our veterans.
Come visit the Sabre Systems, Inc. booth at the DICE Career Fair in Tysons, VA on Tuesday, Sept. 20th. The career fair runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will be held at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel located at 8661 Leesburg Pike. Check out Sabre’s open positions on http://www.sabresystems.com/careers, and come speak to us in person. Sabre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Sabre Systems, Inc. is a proud sponsor of the Hollywood Lions Club Annual Golf Tournament, which took place in Southern Maryland on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016.
The Lions Club supports a variety of local organizations such as, but not limited to, the American Red Cross, the Arthritis Foundation, the Special Olympics, the Helping Hands Food Bank, and the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad. Additionally, the Club also focuses on sight-related charities, collecting used eyeglasses and providing new glasses for low-income residents, providing local families and individuals with eye exams, hearing exams as well as financial assistance with rent, utilities and medical bills.
The Annual Golf Tournament continues to be the Club’s major fundraiser. Sabre has proudly partnered with the Club for 14 consecutive years. In addition to contributing monetary donations, Sabre provides the Hollywood Lions with staff assistance for conducting the tournament. Sabre had two teams participate in the tournament this year. Though neither of teh Sabre teams won, everyone had a good time and a great day out on the course.
On Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 Sabre Systems, Inc. donated 24 laptops to the Travis Manion Foundation to support fallen Veterans as well as their families. Program Manager of Veteran Services Hugo Lentze visited the Sabre Corporate Office to collect the donated laptops on behalf of the foundation. The laptops will be provided to veterans, in particular to college student Veterans. The Foundation was founded by Travis’ mother, and is headquartered out of Doylestown, PA and has branched out to include offices in Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and San Diego, CA. The mission of the foundation is to empower veterans and the families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations by linking Veterans to youth through “character does matter” presentations, inspiring young adults (high school and college-age sports team youth) to live with character, develop their values-based leadership skills, and activate them to service their communities in honor of the fallen heroes. Vice President of Administration Jim O’Donnell stated, “Sabre is proud to support the Travis Manion Foundation to help out our Veterans in need. It is a great way for Sabre to give back to those who have fought for our rights as Americans and continue to make our freedom a top priority.” For every dollar earned 86 cents goes to Veterans and/or family members of fallen heroes.
U.S. Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick representing the 8th Congressional District of Pennsylvania along with brother Brian Fitzpatrick visited the Warrington office on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. Brian is hoping to replace his brother, who chose not to seek re-election in 2016, when elections are held this November. Brian is a former FBI supervisory special agent with an accounting background. Michael and Brian discussed their views on the current economic situation in America as well as their policies on how to improve education, national security as well as gun violence. Good luck to Brian as he attempts to replace his brother in the upcoming election.
Sabre Systems, Inc. was one of many who sponsored the Chief Petty Officer (CPO) History Exhibit aboard the Battleship New Jersey, our country’s largest and most decorated Battleship. The battleship is now a museum and memorial dedicated to restoring, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the history of the USS New Jersey and her veterans. U.S. Navy Chiefs from the Tri-State Area spearheaded the effort with the Battleship to construct a Chief Petty Officer History Exhibit, highlighting the integral role played by Chiefs in our nation’s Navy. The exhibit displays over 120 years of history and contains more than 500 artifacts gathered from all over the world by past and present chiefs. While donations of artifacts and money came from Navy chiefs from all over, about 15 chiefs put the exhibit together. Sabre was a proud contributor to the over $20,000 that was raised to help pay for the exhibit.
The chiefs designed and built the exhibit that features display cases filled with history dating back to 1893, when the memorandum declared chief petty officer a ranking in the Navy. The displays showcase uniforms from the 1800s to today, old Navy cutlasses, photos of past master chief officers, biographies on prominent officers, coins from around the world, underwater gear and more. Each case sits on wooden shelves that have markers explaining the details of the collection.
A Ribbon cutting ceremony for the CPO History Exhibit was held aboard the Battleship New Jersey on August 12, 2016. The event kicked off with guest speakers, Admiral Linnea Sommer-Weddington, Retired Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Joe Campa, and Force Master Chief Toby Ruiz. Representing Sabre at the ceremony were Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Phil Jaurigue; Shelby Kopp who serves as the company’s security officer and is a U.S. Navy Reservist Chief Petty Officer, and member of CPO team who helped construct the exhibit; and Science and Technology Director Bob Carullo.
Sabre Systems, Inc. Attends Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART) Caucus Technology Review
Sabre Systems, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART) Board Chairman, Mr. Phil Jaurigue spoke at the SMART Caucus Technology Review event held on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. The affair took place during the Democratic National Convention in order to provide bi-partisan, grass-roots technology community inputs to 2017 Transition Planning. Sabre Director of Science & Technology (S&T) Partnerships, SMART Executive Director and Vietnam Veteran Bob Carullo chaired the event. There were brief comments on the current technology priorities of the SMART Congressional delegation and State Leaders. These comments facilitated networking among the bi-partisan technology exhibits of the SMART Not for Profit (NFP) membership company which staffs the Congressional initiative.
Honorary Speakers included Herbert Douglas Jr., the oldest living African-American Olympian Medalist, Major General John Hawkins III, Executive Director of the National African-American Drug Policy Council and Advisor to the White House as well as Dr. Eugene Richardson who was an original member of the historic Tuskegee Airmen.