Associate Sponsors


TriWestTriWest Healthcare Alliance is a privately held company based in Phoenix and contracted by the Department of Defense (DoD) to administer the TRICARE program in the 21-state West Region.

TRICARE is cost-effective, high-quality health care available to our nation's active duty, Guard and Reserve and retired uniformed Services members and their eligible family members and survivors. TriWest received its first DoD TRICARE contract in 1996, then received a four-year contract extension in 2002. TriWest was awarded a five-year contract to administer TRICARE in the West Region in 2003. On July 13, 2009, TriWest was again honored to receive its third Department of Defense Contract to provide access to health care for approximately 2.7 million beneficiaries.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense organization. It is a staff group within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs (OASD/RA), which is in itself a part of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. ESGR operates through a network of thousands of volunteers throughout the nation and Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

DrashConsidered by many to be the most tested, proven and trusted shelter infrastructure in use today by the U.S. Military, the Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter, or DRASH, is a quick-erect shelter system that integrates shelter, mobility, lighting, heating, cooling and power in one package. Part of the US Army's Standard Integrated Command Post System (SICPS), DRASH Systems have helped military personnel establish rugged, user-friendly facilities for more than 20 years. Its easy-to-use design can be further enhanced with shelter support and communications equipment and logistics support is provided by a network of facilities located across the U.S. and around the globe.

Lincoln TechWidely known and respected as Lincoln Technical Institute since its founding in 1946 as a post-war job skill training source, Lincoln Tech has consistently responded to employer needs and the changing times. Program offerings include Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, Collision Repair, Electronic Systems Technician (EST), HVAC, Drafting and CAD, Networking, PC Support, PC Systems, Medical Assisting, Medical Office Support, Pharmacy Technician and Massage Therapy. With national accreditation, state licensing and career education and job placement experience, Lincoln Tech knows what it takes to help give you the competitive edge so you can establish yourself in a rewarding career.


ORACAL USA, a subsidiary of ORAFOL Europe GmbH, is a leading manufacturer of pressure-sensitive graphic, printing, and reflective films used in signage, screen printing, digital imaging, and traffic & safety applications. The facility is one of the most modern of its kind in the United States. ORACAL also markets a wide range of industrial tapes manufactured in ORAFOL’s nearly 2 million square foot facility located in Oranienburg, Germany.

To ensure the highest quality standards, both facilities operate and are certified according to ISO 9001 quality management standards. ORACAL supplies customers in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Look for ORACAL graphic and digital films displayed on a wide range of Panther Racing equipment such as race cars, transporters and pit equipment.

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Founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Best Buddies is Panther Racing's national charity. Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Best Buddies mission is to enhance the lives of intellectually challenged people by providing opportunities for socialization and employment.

Bridgestone/Firestone supplies Panther Racing and the competitors of the Indy Racing League with it's Firehawk brand competition tires. Founded in 1900, the Akron, Ohio based company has more victories at the Indianapolis 500 than all the other tire manufacturers combined.

The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America’s military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

There is at least one Fisher House™ at every major military medical center to assist families in need and to ensure that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. Annually, the Fisher House™ program serves more than 10,000 families, and have made available nearly 2.5 million days of lodging to family members since the program originated in 1990.

By law, there is no charge for any family to stay at a Fisher House operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs; and Fisher House Foundation uses donations to reimburse the individual Fisher Houses operated by the Army, Navy, and Air Force. No family pays to stay at any Fisher House!

Graphtec Established in 1949, Graphtec’s corporate philosophy emphasizes the pride every member takes in the company’s products.  The pride comes through at all stages, from preliminary planning and design to final delivery.  This commitment does not stop at the factory door.  It extends to services and customer-support personnel around the world, because Graphtec never forgets what is at stake every time you choose one of its products.  Graphtec produces vinyl cutters, color label printers, scanners, intelligent recording instruments, and data acquisition systems. Recognized as a technological leader, Graphtec has engineering, manufacturing, distribution, and service operations in Japan and the United States of America. In addition, Graphtec products are sold and serviced via business partners and distributors worldwide. For more information on Graphtec America products, please call (800) 854-8385 or visit the web site at


Neschen Americas manufactures and markets SEAL and Neschen brand products, including film and liquid laminating equipment and materials, wide and grand format textile and PVC print media, self-adhesive vinyl, mounting adhesives and tapes, display systems, and archiving supplies. SEAL is the #1 manufacturer of finishing equipment and supplies world wide.  Neschen is your partner for creative print media and integrated display solutions. Our organization serves the needs of the sign and display, digital printing, photographic, picture framing and library/archive markets throughout North and South America.

Spy Optics

SPY is a unique collaboration of extraordinary athletes, designers, and creative people connected by a common obsession with action sports, music, technology, style, the world around us, and the facilitation of world-class performance and unbridled fun. We make incredible products that go on people’s faces, allowing them to see clearer, look cooler, perform better and be more comfortable while doing the things that make them feel most alive. Simply stated, SPY makes function-forward facewear for fast fashion freaks who give a funk about what they wear.

Stoops Freightliner’s goal is to be the most successful truck and trailer dealership by providing its customers with the best products and services available. Formed by Jeff Stoops, whose dealership was one of the first to offer seven day, 24-hour service and was named the 1994 ATD Dealer of the Year for North America. All of Panther Racing’s tractors and trailers are provided by Stoops Freightliner.