By Richard Rhinehart
Holbrook, New York, June 10, 2013 – In celebration of World T.E.A.M. Sports’ 20th anniversary in 2013, the non-profit organization released today a special digital review of events and participating athletes from 2012 and the preceding years. This digital publication is available online for viewing through the Joomag application, or may be downloaded as a PDF format document.
Created by the experienced marketers and designers at Baltimore’s Exit 10, a Camden Yards full-service advertising agency, the 2012 Annual Review provides a remarkable examination of the organization’s many inclusive national events. From 2009’s Coastal Team Challenge along the rugged coast of the Pacific Northwest to the 2012 Sea to Shining Sea cross-country bicycle ride, the review offers a comprehensive look at these events and the exceptional athletes who have undertaken the challenges of outdoor sports.
Designed to appeal to supporters of the non-profit as well as athletes and sponsors, the 60-page, full-color report includes profiles of nine participants of World T.E.A.M. Sports events. Sarah Will, the Edwards, Colorado Paralympic skiing medalist who competed in the Adventure TEAM Challenge as a member of the four-time champion Team Lumber Liquidators, is featured. Another featured athlete is Eric Frazier, the paraplegic former Marine who rode cross-country in the 2010 Sea to Shining Sea ride, in three Face of America rides and in the 2008 Real Deal Inclusive Sports Adventure. Ashley Crandall, who rode three Face of America rides and traveled to Nepal to climb Lobuche in the 2010 Soldiers to the Summit expedition, is profiled. Another Nepal expedition mate, Colorado veteran Chad Jukes, is also profiled. An Iraq Army veteran, Jukes also crossed America by bicycle in the 2010 Sea to Shining Sea ride and rode the 2011 Face of America from Washington to Gettysburg.
The report includes 56 color photographs of World T.E.A.M. Sports events such as the Adventure Team Challenge – Washington DC, Face of America and the Coastal Team Challenge. A listing of 2012 sponsors is included, along with leading donors and fundraisers.
With exceptional sponsorship support and fundraising of participating athletes in events like the Face of America, World T.E.A.M. Sports ended 2012 financially prepared to expand current events and introduce new sporting opportunities for individuals with disabilities in 2013 and beyond. Total operating revenue in 2012 exceeded $1.5 million, with expenses exceeding $1.0 million.
World T.E.A.M. Sports is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization chartered in North Carolina and headquartered in Holbrook, New York. For more than 20 years, World T.E.A.M. Sports has organized athletic events for disabled and able bodied citizens – mountain climbing, white water rafting, biking, and more. In all our events – whether mountain climbing, biking, white water rafting or many other sports – we include both disabled and able-bodied participants. Four things always happen at our events: 1) Disabled participants build self-confidence and physical fitness. 2) The disabled provide a role model for other disabled citizens, encouraging them to take up physical activities. 3) The disabled become a moving inspiration to other participants and to spectators when they see that disabled individuals can meet challenges beyond anyone’s imagination. 4) The disabled and able-bodied participants learn to work as a team to overcome those challenges. We change lives through sports.
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Richard Rhinehart serves as Director of Communications for World T.E.A.M. Sports.