About Underdogs United

 Co-founder Stephen experiencing a smoke-free kitchen and learning how clean cookstoves have impacted a school in rural Uganda. 

Co-founder Stephen experiencing a smoke-free kitchen and learning how clean cookstoves have impacted a school in rural Uganda. 

Over the past 3 years, we have worked with sponsors, sports events, teams, athletes, and league executives to deliver engaging, purpose-driven initiatives that positively impact people and the environment.

Our team includes an award-winning videographer and years of international experience across sports management, sustainable business, and communications. We are committed to helping our partners unlock new business value and positively impact communities all over the world.

Go Underdogs!

 

LEADERSHIP

STEPHEN GABAUER

  Masters in International Sport Management    B.S. Chemical Engineering

Masters in International Sport Management

B.S. Chemical Engineering

Stephen has 5+ years of international experience working across professional sports, engineering, and sustainable forestry. As a Strategist and Project Leader for climate-conscious businesses, he has worked in the USA, Germany, Czech Republic, Scotland and Kenya. 

ERIC DUEA

  MBA, Sustainable Systems    PGA Golf Professional

MBA, Sustainable Systems

PGA Golf Professional

Eric has designed an international sustainability standard for golf tournaments and has worked with major championships across the European Tour and PGA Tour such as The Open Championship and Waste Management Phoenix Open. 

 

UNDERDOGS UNITED TEAM

Meet the members of the Underdogs United team here. 

We are pleased to be working with 9 interns representing Pennsylvania State University. Learn more about our Internships program here.

 

Vision

Collaborating with forward-thinking brands and sponsors, as well as our project partners on the ground, Underdogs United aims to:

  • Facilitate creative cultural exchanges between sports teams and global communities
  • Positively impact lives in the developing world
  • Save trees from deforestation
  • Advance women through employment and repurpose hours spent carrying firewood
  • Reduce global carbon emissions
  • Share uplifting stories of sports all over the world

Partners