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20 15 WORLD T.E.A.M. SPORTS AN N UA L R E V I E W LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT The Exceptional Athlete Matters Be Exceptional. At each World T.E.A.M. Sports event, I am surrounded by people who have chosen to Be Exceptional. Some made this decision following a catastrophic turn of events. Some were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, and chose to overcome. Whether accidents, disease or the ravages of combat, I have learned that it’s not the challenge that defines the outcome, but how one chooses to respond. The participants in our events could have decided to sit back and let their challenges define them. But they didn’t. They decided to Be Exceptional. The decision makes the difference. SPORTING EVENTS We are all confronted with choices on a daily basis. Some are easy. Adventure Team Challenge CO Some are hard. Some are small. Some are life-changing. Some of our Adventure Team Challenge NC decisions may not directly affect us but will have a tremendous impact Adventure Team Challenge NY on someone who follows in our footsteps. Sometimes, we have to Coastal Team Challenge decide to persevere in the face of monumental odds. Sometimes, Face of America it’s merely doing the right thing. But in each and every instance, Face of America Liberty we have the opportunity to Be Exceptional. IRONMAN Maryland* I challenge each of you to find your opportunity every day to *Team Sponsored by World T.E.A.M. Sports Be Exceptional. Participate. Donate. Volunteer. Help Others. We take great pride in World T.E.A.M. Sports events. But it’s the participants, not the events, that make our organization. You–the athletes, the sponsors and the volunteers–inspire us to Be Exceptional. Thanks for your continued support, Van P. Brinson III World T.E.A.M. Sports President and CEO 3