Friday, January 27, 2012

Want to Try a Tri?

If you ever watched a triathlon and thought, "I'd like to do that someday," this may be your opportunity to cross it off your bucket list. OPC is proud to sponsor teams for the 2012 Celebrating Heroes Triathlon! Whether you are an experienced athlete or a novice weekend warrior, we invite you to join our team.

This unique event touts both able bodied and challenged athletes as participants. Funds raised will benefit MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital. MedStar specializes in the treatment of physical disabilities caused by spinal cord, brain injuries, stroke, arthritis, amputation, multiple sclerosis, post-polio syndrome, sports injuries and other neurological and orthopedic conditions.

The triathlon, scheduled for June 24 in Ellicott City, MD consists of a .62 mile swim, a 17.5 mile bike ride and a 3.4 mile run. You do not have to compete in all events in order to participate. We are also sponsoring teams of three people-with each member completing one leg of the race.

If you are interested in joining Team OPC as we conquer this challenge, please submit this form. Registration fees will be assumed by OPC. Join us as we all "try a tri" for a good cause!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Veteran Career Fair and Expo

Do you, or does a member of your family, serve in the United States military? Are you a Veteran? If you answered yes to either of these questions, mark your calendars and join us on January 18 for the Veteran Career Fair and Expo. This years exhibition is the largest to date and will be held at the Washington DC Convention Center from 8am to 7pm.

Over 5000 federal and private sector jobs will be posted at this event. Experts will be on hand to help translate military experience into marketable skills for resumes. Job counselors and recruiters will be available throughout the day to help transition from the military to the private sector.

In addition to highlighting career opportunities, this event will also feature industries that are currently serving individuals within the VA. OPC is proud to be the only private prosthetic facility invited to participate in the expo. Elliot and Ben will both be on hand throughout the day to answer questions and to show current prosthetic technology that is being used to assist Veterans.

The Veteran Career Fair and Expo is free to individuals with a military ID. Free parking is available by clicking here. Complimentary child care is available with a reservation by clicking here. OPC is honored to have been invited by the VA to highlight advances in prosthetic technology to our active and retired military personnel. Please stop by and say hello to Elliot and Ben in our OPC booth!