When Teamworks was founded by former Duke football player Zach Maurides, his concept was simple…engage and empower athletes. Ease the burden of everyday communication, make communication between athletes and coaches simple and effective.
It is because of this vision, Teamworks has grown into the industry’s most trusted communications platform not only employed by the top programs across America but some of the nation’s biggest professional organizations as well.
While the platform has changed over the years and the company has grown, one thing has remained constant for Teamworks, the mission to empower athletes. To understand why this remains a core mission and focus for Teamworks is to understand Zach. Athletics laid the foundation for Maurides, teaching the valuable life lessons of hard work, dedication, discipline, perseverance, and perhaps most importantly, creating character.
It’s these characteristics, traits, and life lessons that emphasize why athletics and athletes matter. It’s also why it’s not surprising to know that 95% of Fortune 500 CEOs are former athletes, 94% of C-Level Female Executives and even 72% of US Presidents in the past 100 years are former collegiate athletes.
These same traits and ideals, the same that lay the groundwork and vision Maurides and his team every day, have also proven to have a much larger impact because of sport than anyone could have ever imagined.
History is full of examples of sports and athletes bridging together communities and countries who shared far more in common than perhaps they ever realized. From Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin to as recently as the 2018 Winter Olympic games which saw athletes from North and South Korea come together, even if for a brief time, unite under one flag.
Or the story of Bethany Hamilton getting back on a surfboard after losing an arm to a shark attack. Athletes teach us the importance of perseverance all the time because they are wired to do so.
It is for these reasons that Teamworks is driven to Empower Athletes because they empower us.
Don’t take our word for it, hear it from Zach.