ALEXANDRIA, VA – On July 19, 2015, NES Associates LLC ( participated in the 28th annual Tour de Shore—a 65-mile bicycle ride from Philadelphia to Atlantic City. This was NES’ eighth year participating in the ride and fundraiser that helps families of police officers killed in the line of duty. The ride starts in Center City, PA and ends at the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ.


Team NES consisted of 12 riders this year – Kathy Rojas, Fred Gerlisky, Kristy Alatorre-Martin, Deborah Gerlisky, Lauren Swetnam (front row) and Guillermo Fargas, Jack Curran, Shane Rivers, Jim McCarthy, Paul Brown, Darrell “DJ” Johnson, Lori Brown (back row).

The Irish Pub Children’s Foundation’s (IPCF) is a Tri-State based charity dedicated to helping children in need throughout the region. More specifically, IPCF has supported the children and families of fallen local law enforcement officers for the past five years. In that time, 15 officers have been killed in the line of duty in the Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey community with most leaving behind spouses and children. This year 107% of the IPCF fundraising goal of $800,000 was met with the total amount raised coming to $854,639.

For more information on NES’ participation in the Tour de Shore, please contact Shane Rivers at For general information, the IPCF website is


About NES

NES Associates is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia and provides network engineering and IT services to customers around the globe that depend on highly secure and reliable technology solutions. NES specializes in IT infrastructure architecture planning, design, and installation services; network operations and support; telecommunications bandwidth optimization; data center design, operations, and consolidation; application and software development; and cybersecurity.

For more information about NES, please contact Sarah Swasey at