4thewounded1Charlottesville, VA – June 8, 2016: The 6th Annual 4 the Wounded 5k was held on Saturday, June 4 at the UVA Research Park and raised over $105,000 for wounded warriors and their families. This year, SHINE participated as a Gold Level Sponsor. SHINE Teaming Partners such as Battelle, CACI, and Booz Allen Hamilton were also sponsors at the event. In the past 6 years of the race, over $500,000 has been raised. One-hundred percent of these funds go directly to race beneficiaries as The University of Virginia Foundation, host of the race, covers all administrative costs.

4thewounded2This year, over 1500 runners, walkers, and spectators participated in the on and off-road event. Four of SHINE’s employees participated this year, along with some of their friends and family for a total of 9 Team SHINE participants. Jennifer Gaydon, Support Specialist; Nancy Colon, FSO; and Isaac Freeman, IT Intern, from SHINE’s HQ in Charlottesville, along with Lora Selman, Support Specialist and Team SHINE Captain from SHINE’s Luray, VA office all partook in the race.

“As a long-time Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Silver-certified small business, this race is near and dear to us all.  At SHINE Systems we take Veteran support very seriously and are proud to call over 45% of our workforce Veterans. We are truly grateful for all our Veterans do,” says Jeff Thomas, SHINE’s President.


The University of Virginia Foundation develops research parks as part of its mission to support the University. The University of Virginia Research Park provides an important venue for University/industry collaborations to occur and for students to experience business internships. The Parks also support regional economic development. For more information on the UVA Foundation and its Research Parks, visit www.uvafoundation.com/research-parks. Since 2011, The University of Virginia Foundation has covered all administrative costs associated with the 4 the Wounded 5K so that 100% of the money collected goes directly to race beneficiaries.


SHINE Systems & Technologies (SHINE) is an SBA-certified HUBZone small business headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. SHINE Systems is at the forefront of innovation in our core competencies of Decision Analytics including Military, Identity, and Business Intelligence; Technology Integration; and Mission Support Services. We develop value-driven solutions for our clients across federal, state, and local government as well as the commercial sector using our industry knowledge, service and product expertise, and ground-breaking technical capabilities. For three years running, SHINE Systems has been recognized on the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private businesses as well as #3 on the Washington Technology Fast 50 fastest growing small businesses in the government market. To learn more, please visit www.shinesystech.com.