TSP Sponsors Fourth-Annual Leighton’s Ride Event

Charity Motorcycle Ride on May 14 in North Texas Will Raise Funds to
Support Families of NICU Babies

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CorporateGivingTSP
(Technology Service Professionals)
, a leading provider of
information technology services to Fortune 500 companies, announced it
will be the platinum sponsor of the fourth-annual Leighton’s
Ride
for the second year in a row.

The fundraising motorcycle ride will occur on May 14, starting at Old
Celina Park and finishing at Celina Town Square, where an
open-to-the-public celebration will take place. The annual fundraising
event will benefit Leighton’s
Gift
, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2013 with a mission to turn a
tragedy into something positive. The foundation’s current project is
dedicated to installing Angel
Eye webcam systems
into the NICU at Texas
Health Plano
– helping parents with infants at the NICU to see their
babies at any time from their computer, smart phone, tablet or other
web-enabled device.

Leighton’s Gift was co-founded in 2013 by Chris Skaggs, TSP’s senior
director of talent and brand management, and his wife Amy Skaggs, after
their experience in the NICU with their son Jaxon, and late daughter,
Leighton.

“Leighton’s Ride is a wonderful charity event that supports a cause
close to our hearts,” said Frank Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO, TSP. “We
love giving back to the community in various ways, and Leighton’s Ride
is one of our favorite events to participate in, since it directly
supports a cause that’s very important to one of our own #TSProckstars,
Chris, and his wife Amy.”

Leighton’s Ride is the main source of fundraising for the nonprofit each
year. Login services and webcam use are offered free of charge to
parents with infants in the NICU at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital –
Plano, the first hospital in Collin County with NICU webcams. The
webcams also allow parents to speak to their child, facilitating the
bonding experience when parents can’t physically be at their bedside.

This year, the organization is reaching out to people who might not own
or ride a motorcycle by having a formal after-party with live music
featuring Karli
Chayne
, and food available from In-N-Out Burger. A raffle with
prizes will take place to finish the event. The fourth annual charity
ride will be the biggest and best yet.

“We’re so grateful to TSP for their continued support of our
organization,” said Chris Skaggs. “To date, we have provided NICU
webcams for more than half of Texas Health Plano’s 45 beds. It means so
much that TSP continues to rally together as a family to support our
cause, and prove that our company’s vision of investing time and money
into the communities where we live, work and play is more than just
words.”

About TSP (Technology Service Professionals)

TSP (Technology Service Professionals) is a privately held information
technology services company founded in 2002 by Rick Skaggs and Frank
Gonzalez. The business provides top-tier services in enterprise
solutions, shared solutions, and industrial automation. The Certified
Minority Owned Business has more than 600 employees, and its service
area includes more than 35 U.S. states as well as Canada. The company’s
client portfolio includes Texas Instruments, International Paper,
Hewlett-Packard, Goodyear, Georgia-Pacific, Dell, Raytheon, 3M, Hitachi,
NetApp, Lockheed Martin, IBM, and Neiman Marcus. To learn more, visit http://mytsp.net.

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About Leighton’s Gift

Leighton’s Gift is 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 2013 by Chris and
Amy Skaggs with a mission to turn a tragedy into something positive.
After the premature birth and subsequent neonatal intensive care (NICU)
admission of both Jaxon and Leighton, they were inspired to give back.
Jaxon came home from the NICU after 74 long days; however, Leighton
earned her angel wings three short weeks after birth due to a Late-Onset
Group B Strep infection. It was the couple’s desire to create a lasting
legacy for Leighton that was the main driving force behind the creation
of the foundation. To learn more, visit http://leightonsgift.com/.

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for TSP
Abbey Pennington, 512-466-7496
abbey@thepowergroup.com