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!

2018 corporate sponsors and donors:

Cigna Healthy Lifestyle Grants (Employee Grants & Matching Gifts)
Colony Grill
CT Sports Physical Therapy & Wellness
Duncaster of Bloomfield
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare 
Glastonbury River Runners
HJ Hoffman Co.
Lost Acres Vineyard
MassMutual Employee Matching Gifts
Mitchell Subaru
People’s United Bank
The Gibney Family Foundation
Trinity College Neuroscience
Rotary Club of Branford

For a list of our generous individual donors please click here

(* denotes in-kind donor)

Achilles International
Breck Macnab Photography *
Chapter 126 Sports & Fitness *
CMedina Photography *
CT Adaptive Cycling
CT Sports & Fitness *
CT Trial Firm, LLC *
Fleet Feet Sports West Hartford *
HMF Events *
JB Sports *
JS Endurance *
National Federation of the Blind-Connecticut Chapter
New Horizons Village
Physician’s Physical Therapy, West Haven *
Propark *
Quinnipiac University Physical Therapy
Select PT *
soundRUNNER *
Sports Association Gaylord Hospital
The Home Depot (Distribution Center of Bloomfield) *
Windsor Locks Lions Club *
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 events free of charge (and maintain their adaptive racing equipment if applicable).  Here is how the funds we raised in 2018 have directly benefitted our members, in addition to supporting some of the Chapter operations:

  • Paid travel expenses for 2 athletes in United Airlines NYC Half Marathon in March
    Paid registration for 10 athletes in the Bradley Road Race in March
  • Paid registration and hotel for 2 athletes in the Boston Marathon in April
  • Paid registration for 12 athletes in the Ion Bank Cheshire Half Marathon & 5K in April
  • Paid registration for 5 athletes in the Mystic Half Marathon & 5K in May
    Paid registration for 2 athletes in Fairfield Half Marathon & 5K in June
  • Paid registration for 10 athletes in the Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races in June
  • Paid registration for 2 athletes in the Gaylord Gauntlet Obstacle 5K in June
  • Offset the production cost of the Achilles Connecticut Hope & Possibility® presented by Cigna in July
    Paid Registration for 8 athletes to compete in the Old Wethersfield 5K & 10K in August
  • Paid for 20 athletes to compete in the Eversource Hartford Marathon, Half & 5K in October
  • Offset travel expenses for 5 athletes in the TCS New York City Marathon in November
  • Paid registration and travel expenses for 1 athlete and guide in the Rocky Run in Philadelphia, PA in November
    Paid registration for 1 athlete to compete in the Spartan Trifecta race series throughout 2018
  • Funded 100% 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, Everyday Hero (a subsidiary of Blackbaud).

Please contact the Director of Development & Marketing,  Jo Bennett at for information about becoming a sponsor, making a corporate or individual donation, or becoming a Charity Runner. Thank you for your consideration and generosity.