Changing Lives through Sports
Since our first event in 1987, we have used athletics to challenge adaptive men, women and children to accomplish goals they never thought possible. We strongly believe that “The Exceptional Athlete Matters.”
Through every World T.E.A.M. Sports event:
• Participants with disabilities build their self-confidence and enhance their physical fitness.
• The adaptive and able-bodied participants learn to work together as a team to overcome physical, emotional and technical challenges.
• The disabled are a moving inspiration to able-bodied participants and to spectators who see that individuals with disabilities can meet challenges beyond anyone’s imagination.
• Other persons with disabilities see the participating adaptive participants as a role model, encouraging undertaking physical activities.
Serving a Diverse Population In Need
Approximately one in eight people in the United States have some form of a disability. This population includes over four million children and 14 million elderly, is spread almost equally between men and women, and includes people from all races.
Their ranks have swelled with members of the American Armed Forces who have been physically wounded in the Global War on Terrorism. World T.E.A.M. Sports is aware of the needs of these returning war fighters and makes a special effort to provide resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families.