More than 140 golfers raised more than $50,000 at The Hartford’s annual fund-raiser benefitting U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee whose mission is to recruit, train and provide world-class competition for Olympic-level athletes with a physical disability.
The golf outing at Farmington Woods Golf Course on Sept. 19 starred gold medalists Andy Yohe, Steven Cash and Taylor Lipsett. The three earned their metal on the U.S. Paralympic sled hockey team at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada.
A founding partner of U.S. Paralympics, The Hartford has sponsored world-class athletes with disabilities for 20 years.
“We raise funds throughout the year to help with athlete training, equipment and travel. The golf outing is our biggest fund-raiser, and this year’s event was our most successful ever,” says Mike Concannon, executive vice president, The Hartford’s Group Benefits. “We had incredible sponsorship from local businesses, clients, business partners and employees from around the country. We are grateful for their support.”
The leader of U.S. Paralympics also expressed appreciation for the outpouring of support. “The Hartford is committed to making a positive impact in the Paralympic movement,” said Chief of Paralympics Charlie Huebner. “It truly is an honor to partner with leaders that want to make such a significant difference.”