The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has named The Hartford’s Ability Equipped program as its 2019 Rings of Gold award recipient for making adaptive sport equipment and opportunities more accessible to athletes of various ages and skill levels nationwide.

In partnership with Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA), The Hartford’s Ability Equipped program helps athletes with disabilities experience the life-changing power of sport by making adaptive equipment more readily available throughout the United States. With The Hartford’s three-year, $2.2 million contribution, Ability Equipped aims to increase the capacity of community grassroots organizations and bridge the gap to elite sport opportunities by identifying, supporting, and empowering athletes.

“We are so proud that our impactful partnership with The Hartford’s Ability Equipped is being recognized as the 2019 Rings of Gold award recipient. This program is changing lives by delivering accessibility to adaptive sport equipment and opportunities nationwide. It is a privilege to be a part of this effort,” said Glenn Merry, executive director of DSUSA.

The Hartford, a founding partner of the U.S. Paralympics, has been the title sponsor of the Hartford Ski Spectacular since 1994. The event is hosted by DSUSA.

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