Who We Are

Illness has no off season, no matter the outcome we know the game is never over. The Team Up For 1 Foundation (TU41) mission is to enhance the quality of life for children (and their families) with developmental disabilities, chronic and life threatening illnesses. TU41 engages the sports world by matching children with teams from every competitive level – college, high school and professional. Through MVP Ceremonies, team activities and endless TU41 programs – children and families leave behind their heavy burden and receive support and compassion to improve their quality of life. TU41 offers programs supporting parents and siblings as part of caring for the child.

Organized under the laws of the State of Maryland as a not-for-profit corporation, Team Up For 1 Foundation is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution deduction by donors.

Our Federal Identification Number is 47-1558094.

Board of Directors:

Charlie Levine
(Founder – Chairman of the Board}

Larry Bridge
John Coulson
Ron Eisenberg
Lauren Esakoff
Zack Flores
Bill Fox
Myra Fox
Michael Gerton
Robyn Levine
Bob Lowy
Maxine Lowy
Keenan Rice
Al Smith
Michael Smith
Michael Snitzer
Gary Stewart
Dana Whiddon
Lisa Wiederlight
Michael Wiederlight

Connecticut Chapter:

Michael Wiederlight – President

Washington, DC Chapter:

Michael Gerton – President

Sports Committee

Gary Stewart – Chair
Stevenson U. Men’s Basketball

Vicki Chliszczk
Towson U. Gymnastics

Ed Hottle
Stevenson U. Football

Brian Yaniger
Towson U. Golf

Brandon Childs
York College Men’s Lacrosse

Bob Mumma
UMBC Baseball

Public Relations Committee

Larry Bridge – Co-Chair
Zack Flores – Co-Chair
Larry Brocato
Lauren Esakoff
Larisa Gracie
Ron Levine
Michael Snitzer

Adoption Committee

Michael Smith – Chair
Charlie Levine

Parents’ Committee

Dana Whiddon – Chair
Lisa Wiederlight

Programming Committee

Maxine & Bob Lowy – Co-Chairs
Lauren Esakoff
Robyn Levine
Michael Spatz
Gary Stewart
Dana Whiddon

Governance Committee

Michael Snitzer – Chair
Charlie Levine
Michael Smith

Fundraising Committee

Ron Eisenberg – Chair
John Coulson
Charlie Levine
Keenan Rice
Al Smith

Staff

Charlie Levine
Founder – Chairman of the Board

Michael Spatz
National Field Manager

Larisa Gracie
Accounting Associate

Zack Flores
College Campus Advisor