Founded in 1810, The Hartford has more than 200 years of insurance expertise. Throughout its history, The Hartford has truly delivered – insuring some of nation’s most historic construction projects, such as the Golden Gate Bridge and the Hoover Dam. While the company history in the insurance space is vast, The Hartford also has a deep rooted commitment to U.S. Paralympics.
Since 1994, The Hartford has supported the Paralympic Movement in the United States with programs and funding that have helped introduce adaptive sports to thousands of athletes with physical disabilities. U.S. Paralympic athletes personify the Hartford’s “Ability Philosophy”, which is grounded in the belief that people are defined by what they can do.
In 2003, The Hartford became a founding sponsor of U.S. Paralympics, which means The Hartford was the first, and only, company to solely sponsor U.S. Paralympic athletes.
U.S. Paralympic medalist and The Hartford sponsored athlete, Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt, was recently a keynote speaker at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Business Leadership Network’s 2015 Corporate Disability Employment Summit. As a two-time U.S. Paralympian and medalist, Dr. Forber-Pratt is committed to help transform perceptions of what it means to be an individual with a disability.
“Partnering with The Hartford has given me a national platform to share my message and showcase what persons with disabilities, like myself, can do,” she said. The Hartford will continue as the Official Disability Insurance Sponsor of U.S. Paralympics through 2016, reaffirming nearly two decades of support for elite athletes.
Congratulations The Hartford!