January 1, 2015
2014 YEAR IN REVIEW
At the end of 2013, Achilles CT had 39 registered athletes and 86 active guides/volunteers. Here is an overview of 2014 by numbers:
# of new athletes: 31 (Shoreline West-6, Shoreline East-4, New Haven- 9, Hartford/East- 3, Hartford/West-8, Western CT-1) Total athletes in the CT Chapter=70
# of new guides/volunteers: 112 (Fairfield-20, Shoreline West-4, Shoreline East-6, New Haven-12-, Hartford/East-14, Hartford West-52, Western CT-4) Total guides/volunteers in the CT Chapter=198
# of races: 21 in CT; 2 in NYC (Achilles Hope & Possibility and The TCS NYC Marathon) Total races=23
# of regions holding workouts: 4 (Shoreline West, Shoreline East, New Haven, Hartford/West)
# of corporate donations received: 6 (HJ Hoffman Co., Half Full Brewery, Gaylord Hospital, ESPN/Disney Ears To You Fund, Lincoln Financial Foundation, The McKeen Law Firm)
# of grants received: 3 (New Balance, The Gibney Family Foundation, The Salmon Foundation)
# of Cigna Healthy Lifestyles Grants Received: 3 Cigna employees submitted for a total of 28 races this year! Thank you Michael Lo Presti-19, Jeremy Byrne-6 and Jeff Amell-3!
# of Fundraisers: 3 with Fleet Feet Sports West Hartford, 3 with Fleet Feet Sports Stamford, 1 with Half Full Brewery, 1 for Hartford Marathon events, ongoing CT Road Safety Initiative fundraiser, YouCaring.com fundraiser, plus countless individual and group donations by cash/check Total fundraising events= 8
# pieces of new equipment purchased: 1 Force 2 hand cycle to loan to athletes for training and races, purchased with grant from The Gibney Family Foundation
# of new community partners: 6 (Cigna’s Healthy Life Fitness Center, McKeen Law Firm, Fleet Feet Sports West Hartford, Fleet Feet Sports Stamford, Half Full Brewery, Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center)
# of community outreach events: 14 (Fleet Feet Sports West Hartford & Stamford, Gaylord Hospital SCI Support Group, Cheshire Half Marathon Expo, Iron Horse Expo, Expos at 3 Glastonbury River Runners races, Half Full Race Expo, Hartford Marathon Expo, Paralympic Sports Day at Wheeler YMCA, National Federation of the Blind-CT Convention, Cigna Wellness Fair, Cigna Disability Awareness Day, presentation to PT/OT, Prosthetic students at University of Hartford, presentation to Senator-elect Ted Kennedy, Jr.)
# of emails sent by Erin this year: PRICELESS!