World T.E.A.M. Sports

Empower. Enable. Engage.

aka World T.E.A.M.   |   Boston, MA   |  https://worldteamsports.org/

Mission

World T.E.A.M. brings adaptive and able-bodied athletes together by empowering, enabling and engaging individuals through inclusive athletic programs. We strongly believe that “The Exceptional Athlete Matters.”

Ruling year info

1993

President & CEO

Jon Brideau

Main address

256 Marginal St Ste 16C

Boston, MA 02128 USA

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EIN

56-1827893

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (N01)

Amateur Sports Clubs, Leagues, N.E.C. (N60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Approximately one in eight people in America have a disability. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2015, there were more than 53 million Americans, representing nearly 22 percent of the population, with some form of disability. In addition, the ranks of the disabled have been swelled by over 706,000 members of the American Armed Forces who are seeking or receiving service-related injury compensation since 2001. World T.E.A.M. recognizes the needs of these returning service members and makes a special effort to provide resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families. For more than 25 years, our organization has used athletics to challenge and empower men, women and children with disabilities to accomplish goals they never thought possible. In all our programs, from mountain climbing, cycling, white water rafting, and many other sports, we include both adaptive and able-bodied participants. We strongly believe that “The Exceptional Athlete Matters.”

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Face of America Gettysburg

Face of America Gettysburg is a two day bicycle and hand cycle ride that brings together adaptive military veterans and civilians of all ages.

Cyclists pedal to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania from the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.

The ride honors adaptive military veterans who gave so much in their service to their country and celebrates the exceptional athletic capabilities of persons with disabilities.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Veterans

From Colorado to New York, the Adventure Team Challenges from World T.E.A.M. Sports are a series of outdoor adventure events that bring together teams of athletes with disabilities with able-bodied athletes.

Challenge events are held in Colorado, New York and suburban Washington D.C. For many exceptional athletes with disabilities, participating in a team challenge offers a chance to explore our natural world, from paddling on lakes and rivers to hiking and biking through deep woods to climbing high mountains and jagged rocks. For participating able-bodied athletes and coaches, the Challenges offer a memorable and inspirational experience that will not be forgotten.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with physical disabilities

The Coastal Team Challenge from national non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports brings together teams of developmentally and physically disabled and able-bodied athletes for a two-day, 20 nautical mile, non-competitive sea kayak journey along the beautiful southern coast of Long Island, New York.

Paddling by hand and by foot pedal along the island’s southern coast, camping out under the stars and working together, teams overcome obstacles and challenges, eliminate barriers for participating adaptive athletes and inspires those who are able-bodied.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

Face of America Liberty is an annual inclusive bike and hand cycle ride to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York along the Hudson River Valley from historic Sleepy Hollow.

The ride includes disabled and able-bodied athletes, civilian and military veterans, and athletes of all ages.

Face of America Liberty honors adaptive military veterans who gave so much in their service to their country and celebrates the exceptional athletic capabilities of persons with disabilities.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Veterans

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Through every World T.E.A.M. program:

1. Participants with disabilities build their self-confidence and enhance their physical fitness.
2. The disabled and able-bodied participants learn to work together as a team to overcome physical, emotional and technical challenges.
3. The disabled are a moving inspiration to able-bodied participants and to spectators who see that disabled individuals can meet challenges beyond anyone's imagination.
4. Other persons with disabilities see the participating disabled participants as a role model, encouraging undertaking physical activities.

World T.E.A.M. organizes and executes world-class inclusive and adaptive athletic programs that allow people with disabilities to team with able-bodied athletes to complete goals they never would have thought possible.

As an organization, we ensure that our events are challenging yet obtainable and are supported by scores of volunteers to offer support, organization, and safety.

Our strategy is to open our events to people of all different abilities and put them in a team environment where people work toward a common goal.

Our team, which includes staff, Board of Directors, Special Advisors, and volunteers are well versed in the field of adaptive athletics. Additionally, they are a group of highly energetic and committed people who enjoy serving this population.

The vast experience of all people associated with World T.E.A.M. makes our organization extremely capable of meeting our goals.

World T.E.A.M. has provided a place of inclusion and inspiration for over 25 years. During this time we have build a strong growing community of caring people, both able-bodied and adaptive, that help spread our mission across the globe. Every year we are able to bring in new members to our community and serve them along side our amazing alumni athletes.

We not only want to serve more individuals, but look to engage with all of our athletes in a deeper way, providing services and mentoring throughout the calendar year between our major events. In the coming year, we will be rolling out our new ENGAGE Initiative to go alongside and work within our other three initiatives: Military, Adventure, and Special Abilities.

Financials

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Operations

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World T.E.A.M. Sports

Board of directors
as of 1/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

James Benson

Benson Botsford


Board co-chair

Lon Dolber

American Portfolios

Lon Dolber

American Portfolios

John Villar

Navy Federal Credit Union

Paul Tyler

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Kevin McCarthy

Hilton Capital Management

W. Macnamara

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Will Humphrey

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Gregory Gadson

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Greg Cohen

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Board leadership practices

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/30/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability