Empowering Lives through Sports
Since World T.E.A.M.‘s first inclusive program in 1987, our non-profit organization has 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. program:
- 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 more than 706,000 members of the American Armed Forces who live with service-related disabilities from their participation in the Global War on Terror that began in 2001. World T.E.A.M. is aware of the needs of these veterans and makes a special effort to provide exceptional opportunities for outdoor sporting challenges.