Ability in Action
Our business is driven by our long-standing conviction that people should be defined by what they can do versus perceived limitations. We believe people are capable of achieving amazing things with the right team, technology and support behind them.
In 2003, we became a founding partner and official disability insurance sponsor of U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), that is dedicated to recruiting and training elite athletes with physical and visual disabilities.
In 2018, we expanded our commitment to supporting people with disabilities through our Ability Equipped program, which will significantly improve access to adaptive sports and provide adaptive sports equipment for youth and adults with disabilities across the country.
We are partnering with Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA) to provide adaptive sports equipment and grants to more than 20 of its local chapters across the country. The donations will be based on the individual needs of each chapter that is selected and will include equipment such as sports wheelchairs, hockey sleds, and hand cycles. The program will also assist individual members of DSUSA’s Elite Team – youth athletes with disabilities who are a pipeline for U.S. Paralympics – by providing adaptive equipment and scholarships.
In addition, The Hartford is partnering with Angel City Sports and has been named presenting sponsor of the Angel City Games, an annual adaptive sports festival in the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area that focuses on summer sports. As part of this partnership, we will also provide adaptive equipment to enhance the programs offered by Angel City Sports and scholarships to support individual athletes across the country who attend the Angel City Games.