DS2 was a proud sponsor of the Community Fire Truck Pull event benefiting the Twin Cities Pavilion, a local assisted living facility in Niceville, FL.
This inaugural event was hosted by the Mid-Bay Rotary Club, who saw a need for repair to the front porch, pavement, and awning at the living facility, and invited other local Rotary Clubs and community organizations, including DS2, to participate in the preparations.
The event took place on Saturday, April 23rd at 3rd Planet Brewing, where 16 teams competed to win the title of fastest firetruck pull. Each team had 10 members and were challenged to pull the firetruck rig 50 feet in the shortest amount of time. This event was a success and brought our community together for an afternoon of family friendly fun and fundraising benefiting a great cause.
At the end of the event, over $15,000 were raised by the community to support the upcoming repair projects at the living facility.
DS2 is proud to be an active apart of the Niceville/Okaloosa County community and thanks the Mid-Bay Rotary Club for inviting the company to be apart of a great community event.
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DS2 is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business providing a full spectrum of life-cycle software engineering, application development, and IT management solutions to DoD, federal and commercial clients. Utilizing agile development procedures, DS2 specializes in modeling and simulation; LVC training; and geospatial, ATAK, and mission planning solutions in support of the warfighter.
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