Who We Are

Team Heroes Sports is a 501c3 non-profit organization for children with autism that was founded in 2009 by Ellen Thalhamer. By 2011, Team Heroes had tripled in size. Due to the increased interest, Team Heroes made the decision to become a non-profit organization.

Team Heroes’ special needs camps are run by Special Education teachers and other dedicated volunteers. As an organization we have two missions:

The first is to provide families of children with autism the opportunity to participate in a sport. Children are taught to play soccer and t-ball during the spring and summer months. Each sports team takes place in integrated settings and is run in a modified manner in order to reach each child’s individual needs. Parents interact and participate with their children on the field, playing soccer/t-ball, while the coaches facilitate the experience.

The second mission of Team Heroes is to provide families of children with autism with materials/supplies they need in order to educate their child. School districts do not provide these materials and expenses can become overwhelming for families. Team Heroes hopes to decrease that stress.

The team is run by Special Educators and other dedicated volunteers. Thanks so much for everything you are doing for us!

Our Mission

Team Heroes Inc. provides families of children with autism the opportunity to participate in a sport in an integrated setting. The sports team is run in a modified manner in order to teach the child based on his/her individual needs. Team Heroes also provides families of children with autism with materials/supplies they need in order to educate their child.

Come join the fun! Learn a sport and make new friends!

COACHES

Ellen Viola Thalhamer III
Founder, President, Treasurer, and Head Coach
Megan Marr
Secretary/Coach
Kurt Thalhamer
Coach and Transportation Manager
Ellen Viola Thalhamer III
Ellen Thalhamer
Coach and Assistant Transportation Manager
Brianna Servidio
Coach
Dominique DeFelice
Coach
Alicia Drexel
Coach
Julie Boyer
Coach
Laura Hooghius
Coach
Dominic Labetti
Coach
Nicole Smith
Coach
Jonathan DeFelice
Coach
Lynette Drexel
Coach
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