Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics

World T.E.A.M. Sports

We change lives through sports

Holbrook, NY


World T.E.A.M. brings adaptive and able-bodied athletes together by empowering, enabling and engaging individuals through inclusive athletic events. World T.E.A.M. Sports changes lives through sports.

Ruling Year


CEO and President

Van Brinson

Main Address

4250 Veterans Memorial Hwy Ste 420 E

Holbrook, NY 11741 USA


sports, inclusive, TEAM, powerful, unity, teamwork, leadership, disabled, athlete





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (N01)

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

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Approximately one in eight people in America have a disability. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2010, there were more than 56.7 million Americans, representing nearly 19 percent of the population, with some form of disability. This population includes over 3 million children and 14 million elderly, spread almost equally between men and women, including people of all races.

In addition, the ranks of the disabled have been swelled by over 720,000 members of the American Armed Forces who are seeking or receiving service-related injury compensation since 2001. Research indicates that between 22 percent and 28 percent of all service members who are injured sustain traumatic brain injuries. 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.

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Charting Impact

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

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

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 event 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. measures success one person at a time. If we can change one life, we know we have met our goals and objectives. A change in one life trickles down to a participants network of family, friends, job and community.

We also know that are making progress by the number of athletes of all abilities eager to participate in our events. Each year, we have waiting lists for two or three of our events. Additionally, we work to balance the number of new athletes to returning athletes, knowing that the combination of inexperienced and experienced supports teamwork.

Anecdotally, we receive numerous testimonials that support that our mission is working.

World T.E.A.M. is eager to address some important unmet needs including offering more challeges to young adults with disabilities and focusing on invisible injuries including Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries. As the conflict in the Middle East persists, we see the trend toward addressing invisible injuries and would like to work toward a more inclusive approach and focus for this population.

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World T.E.A.M. Sports

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Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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