World T.E.A.M. Sports 2017 Annual Review 2017 World T.E.A.M. Annual Review - Page 5

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT THE EXCEPTIONAL ATHLETE MATTERS “ If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupery WE PRODUCE THIS Annual Report to highlight the past year's accomplishments. We also do it to inspire you. We want you to see what happens when you allow people’s potential energy to go kinetic. Our goal is to excite you about what we can accomplish as we go forward as a TEAM. We want to create, in each of you, the longing to continue to push the boundaries of what we can achieve. In 2018, we challenge you to get out of your comfort zone and “Do Something Hard for Someone Else”. Choose to do difficult things for someone other than yourself. Push your envelope, while helping someone else push theirs. This challenge will mean different things to each of us – make phone calls, donate time, raise money or join a team in your first adventure race. Just get out there and break boundaries together. This is where inspiration happens. This is where you experience the power of the human spirit. This is where you learn to long for the immensity of the sea. Since 2011, I have had the privilege of serving World T.E.A.M. Sports as Chief Operating Officer and more recently as President and Chief Executive Officer. As each of you know, my metric for measuring success at our events is simple—If we impact one life, we’ve succeeded. I can say this because at our events, the life that has been impacted has been my own. Each of you has shown me what it truly means to go the distance, to reach, to grow, to set a goal and crush it. I stand in awe of what you have accomplished. For this, I will be forever grateful. To continue pushing boundaries, in October, World T.E.A.M. Sports welcomed new leadership. Jon Brideau, a Face of America and Adventure Team Challenge Colorado athlete, is taking our helm. Meanwhile, I am transitioning to our national Board of Advisors. Jon brings a wealth of skills and experience to our TEAM and I’m excited to watch him guide our organization to the next level. Van P. Brinson III World T.E.A.M. Sports President and CEO NO LIMITS 3