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NT Concepts Raises Over $10K for TAPS at the 2023 Armed Forces Cycling Challenge

For third year in a row, team races to beat previous fundraising effort and help send kids to specialized camps
For third year in a row, team races to beat previous fundraising effort and help send kids to specialized camps

NT Concepts, a leading data and technology solutions innovator for the Intelligence and Defense communities, announced today that it raised over $10,800 for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) at the 2023 Armed Forces Cycling Challenge (AFCC).

The AFCC, held in Crystal City, VA, is an amateur cycling event open to cyclists of all abilities that raises money for TAPS, a nonprofit organization that provides support to families of fallen service members. NT Concepts had a team of 30 cyclists, including one virtual rider, who completed a total of 183 laps, or 1,135 miles. The NTC team finished third overall for total laps and sixth overall for fastest team.

“This is a great accomplishment for everyone involved and we are so proud of our team for achieving this milestone,” said Newberry. “Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Challenge and thank you all for your hard work and dedication. We are grateful for our supporters’ generous donations that will significantly benefit TAPS’ children’s programs, which include Good Grief and Family Camps, and mentorship training programs.”

Lisa Butler, a DevSecOps engineer at NT Concepts, started the women’s race. Tucker Newberry, director of business development, was the top individual fundraiser, raising over $6K, including a corporate match.

Lisa Butler (second from left) and Tucker Newberry (third from left) take the stage at the 2023 AFCC.

The funds raised by Team NTC and the other AFCC race participants play a vital role in supporting children who are navigating the challenging journey of losing a parent. This year, the funds will enable TAPS to provide specialized youth programs, offering valuable support and guidance to young individuals during their healing process.

TAPS is a nonprofit organization that provides compassionate care and comprehensive resources for those grieving the death of a military or veteran loved one. Since 1994, TAPS has served over 80,000 families through a variety of services, including grief counseling, financial assistance, and peer support.

You can donate to the TAPs mission by visiting their site or through the official Team NTC fundraising site.

Additionally, NT Concepts was the corporate sponsor for the Amy D Foundation Cycling Team. The Amy D Foundation is a nonprofit that “encourages and supports young women through cycling, inspiring the celebration of healthy challenge and empowering the confident pursuit of lofty dreams.”

About NT Concepts

NT Concepts is a data-driven technology innovator solving the most complex challenges in National Security. We deliver transformative enterprise solutions in data science and advanced analytics, data modernization and readiness, digital transformation, and IT modernization. We live our core values through our #NTC_GivesBack program, inspiring a life of service in others and making a difference in our communities and the world. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in the Washington DC Metro area, NT Concepts proudly serves the Intelligence and Defense communities.

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