The Hartford, Connecticut, has renewed its sponsorship of U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), and will continue as the official disability insurance sponsor of U.S. Paralympics through 2020. In addition, the insurer will be the presenting sponsor of the Male Paralympic Athlete of the Year, a fan-voted award that will be presented in October as part of the Team USA Awards.
“We are proud to be a founding partner of U.S. Paralympics and excited to continue to help its athletes train and compete at a world-class level,” said Christopher Swift, The Hartford’s chairman and CEO. “U.S. Paralympic athletes perfectly embody our Ability Philosophy, which is grounded in the belief that people are defined by their ability, not their physical limitations.”
“The Hartford has had a tremendous impact on the Paralympic movement in the United States,” said Rick Adams, chief of Paralympic sport and national governing body (NGB) organizational development for the USOC. “With more than two decades of sponsoring U.S. Paralympic athletes, the company has been a true leader in raising awareness of our sports and helping Team USA prepare for elite competition.”