Thank you Achilles Connecticut Sponsors & Donors

Without the generosity of our sponsors and donors, Achilles International’s Connecticut Chapter would not be able to support athletes with disabilities in realizing their dreams.

By becoming a sponsor of the Connecticut Chapter, you can help bring hope, inspiration and joy to local athletes with disabilities. Please contact us if you wish to discuss your gift or ongoing support. Thank you for your consideration!

2019 COMMUNITY & CORPORATE SPONSORS/DONORS:

Brain Injury Alliance Connecticut
Cigna
Cigna Healthy Lifestyle Grants (Employee Grants & Matching Gifts)
Connecticut Trial Firm, LLC
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare 
Glastonbury River Runners
HJ Hoffman Co.
MassMutual ADAPT Business Resource Group
MassMutual Employee Matching Gifts
Mitchell Subaru
National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut
Newington Field Hockey Team (Charity Runners)
Oak Hill
Pepperidge Farm
Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers
Propark Mobility
Slalom
The Gibney Family Foundation
United Health Group (employee matching gift)
Walt Disney Corp/ESPN (employee matching gift)
Windsor Locks Lions Club

For a list of our generous individual donors please click here

2019 COMMUNITY & CORPORATE PARTNERS:
(* denotes in-kind donor)

Achilles International
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (Jim Didato & Margaret Rorrio, Realtors)*
Bright Lights Design (Taylor Goodell Benedum)*
Brookside Bagels*
Chapter 126 Sports & Fitness *
CT Adaptive Cycling
CT Amputee Network
CT Sports & Fitness *
CT Trial Firm, LLC *
Dave Bourgoin Photography*
Fleet Feet Sports West Hartford *
Empowered Lifestyle LLC
Girls on the Run Greater Hartford
Great Harvest*
Guida’s Dairy*
Hartford/Windsor Marriott *
Hartford Yard Goats*
HMF Events *
JB Sports *
Magnakleen*
MJR Photo & Design*
New Horizons Village
Physician’s Physical Therapy, West Haven *
Planet Fitness  *
Quinnipiac University Physical Therapy
Select PT *
soundRUNNER *
Sports Association Gaylord Hospital
The Home Depot (Distribution Center of Bloomfield) *
The Next Street Driver Rehab Services
Travelers Aid/Bradley International Airport
Watch for Me CT!
Union Street Tavern*
University of Connecticut Digital Media & Design *

SUPPORTING ACHILLES INTERNATIONAL-CONNECTICUT CHAPTER- The Connecticut Chapter of Achilles International operates under the umbrella of Achilles International, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Achilles’ federal tax id is 13-3318293. The Connecticut Chapter is responsible for raising our own funds in support of our mission: to help people of all ages with differing abilities (physical, developmental, emotional, and medical conditions) find personal achievement and self-esteem through participation in mainstream athletics. We write grants, and seek sponsors along with corporate and individual donors. We welcome in-kind partnerships with community organizations whose missions are aligned with Achilles’.

Corporations and their charitable foundations can meet the strategic goals of their social responsibility programs and receive valuable brand exposure through support of the Connecticut Chapter of Achilles International (Achilles Connecticut). In sponsoring Achilles Connecticut, your organization’s brand will be associated with our inspiring mission and the perception of your brand’s social values and actions will be enhanced. In addition, sponsorship affords an opportunity for brand exposure through brand signage, brand acknowledgment on print and web materials, and PR mentions.

Membership in Achilles is free, and through our generous donors and sponsors, we raise the necessary funds for our members to participate in 13 events each year across the Northeast at no cost to them (including Boston, Eversource Hartford, and TCS New York City Marathons).  In addition, we provide funding to maintain or upgrade current adaptive racing equipment for our team of handcycle and push rim athletes.  Additionally, the Chapter purchases and maintains its own fleet of handcycles to loan to those athletes who do not have access, thus lowering the barrier to participation.

In addition, members of Achilles Connecticut and the general public have the opportunity to fundraise for the Chapter by becoming a Charity Runner for any event in which they are participating. The Achilles Connecticut Chapter uses a secure, online fundraising program, Everyday Hero (a subsidiary of Blackbaud).

Please contact the Director of Development & Marketing, Megan Thatford, at development@achillesct.org for information about becoming a sponsor, making a corporate or individual donation, or becoming a Charity Runner. Thank you for your consideration and generosity.