Our Sponsors

Achilles International Connecticut Chapter’s Sponsors & Donors

Without the generosity of our sponsors and donors, Achilles International’s Connecticut Chapter would not be able to support athletes 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!

Thank you to all of Achilles Connecticut’s sponsors and donors, including the following:

Asics
Anthem *employee matching gift
Cigna
Connecticut Islanders
Disney Worldwide Services *employee matching gift
Fredrick A. DeLuca Foundation
Gaylord Speciality Healthcare 
HJ Hoffman
McKeen Law Firm
People’s United Bank
Slalom
The Gibney Family Foundation
The Home Depot
Virtus Investment Partners
Waker and Willis Inc.

COMMUNITY & CORPORATE PARTNERS

Achilles International
Chapter 126 Sports & Fitness
CT Adaptive Cycling
Fleet Feet Sports Stamford
Fleet Feet Sports West Hartford
Glastonbury River Runners
Magnakleen
Physician’s Physical Therapy, West Haven
Sports Association Gaylord Hospital
Stratford YMCA
Valley Shore YMCA

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 acknowledgement 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 events free of charge (and maintain their adaptive racing equipment if applicable). Here is how the funds we raised in 2016 have directly benefitted our members, in addition to supporting some of the Chapter operations:

  • -Paid for 1 athlete in the Boston Marathon (and upgraded his adaptive equipment) in April
    -Paid for 20 athletes in the Ion Bank Cheshire Half Marathon & 5K in April
    -Paid for 1 athlete in the National Paracycling Championship in May
    -Paid for 19 athletes in the Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon and 5K races in June
    -Offset the production cost of the Achilles Connecticut Hope & Possibility® presented by Cigna in
    August
    -Paid for 25 athletes to compete in the Eversource Hartford Marathon, Half & 5K in October
    -Paid for 2 CT athletes in the TCS New York City Marathon in November
    -Purchased a new Top End Force 2 hand cycle to add to the Chapter’s fleet (to loan to those without
    their own equipment)
    -Matched 50% of the stipend paid to the Chapter President to oversee Chapter operations

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, Active Giving (a subsidiary of Active.com).

Please contact the Chapter Treasurer, Rachel Tressy at treasurer@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.