Active outdoor enthusiasts including veterans, civilians with disabilities and able-bodied athletes team up to complete highly-challenging adventure race event
NEW YORK—Oct. 30 2014—Executive compensation consulting firm, Pearl Meyer & Partners (PM&P) received special recognition from Van Brinson, President and CEO of World T.E.A.M. Sports, for its presenting sponsorship and participation in the recent Adventure Team Challenge outdoor event. World T.E.A.M. Sports is a not-for-profit that organizes this annual race, bringing together outdoor sports enthusiasts with disabilities and able-bodied participants to work together in teams to complete this daring athletic competition.
“The Challenge brings the meaning of teamwork to the forefront like no other World T.E.A.M. Sports event,” said Brinson. “The support of the PM&P team has been integral to helping us produce a complex and demanding race series that offers such a wonderful experience and we greatly appreciate their partnership.”
The “Pearl Meyer Pentastar” team included Steve Van Putten, Managing Director and head of the firm’s Boston office, Lianne Chew, Vice President from the New York office and Brett Herand, Vice President in the Chicago office. Two exceptional athletes with disabilities rounded out the team and they worked as a unit to face the challenges of whitewater rafting, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking and living outdoors in a three-day race through Colorado’s Gore Range.
“As a member of the second team our firm has fielded, I can say first hand that the Challenge exemplifies teamwork and camaraderie in a way few other events can,” said Van Putten. “The entire team had to work together, help one another press forward and think in new ways to navigate obstacles and problem-solve on the fly. This is an incredibly inspiring and life-changing event for everyone who participates and our firm is proud to be a presenting sponsor.”
About World T.E.A.M. Sports
World T.E.A.M Sports is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization chartered in North Carolina and headquartered in Holbrook, New York. Since 1993, World T.E.A.M. Sports has organized athletic events for disabled and able bodied citizens – mountain climbing, white water rafting, biking, and more. Four things always happen at our events: (1) Disabled participants build self-confidence and physical fitness; (2) The disabled provide a role model for other disabled citizens, encouraging them to take up physical activities; (3) The disabled become a moving inspiration to other participants and to spectators when they see that disabled individuals can meet challenges beyond anyone’s imagination; and (4) The disabled and able-bodied participants learn to work as a team to overcome those challenges. World T.E.A.M. Sports changes lives through sports.