USSA Partners With The Hartford For Disabled Championships
"The Hartford is an incredible supporter of the Paralympic movement in America,” said Ted Morris, USSA vice president of corporate sales and marketing. “USSA is thrilled at having The Hartford as the new title sponsor of our disabled national championships."
Running March 22-27, U.S. Disabled Alpine Championships will feature races in all four disciplines at Vail Resort for both men and women. The schedule is as follows:
Thursday, March 24 – Men’s and women’s downhill
Friday, March 25 – Men’s and women’s super G
Saturday, March 26 – Men’s and women’s giant slalom
Sunday, March 27 – Men’s and women’s slalom
Expected to compete for the national titles are World Cup and World Championship winners including: Laurie Stephens (LW-12/1; Wenham, Mass.), Chris Devlin-Young (LW-12/1; Campton, N.H.), Stephani Victor (LW-12/2; Park City, Utah), and Steve Cook (LW-4; Salt Lake City, Utah).
“The Hartford is proud to be the title sponsor of the U.S. Disabled Alpine Championships,” said Richard Mucci, executive vice president and director of The Hartford’s Group Benefits Division. “We believe the athletes competing this week demonstrate the success that is possible when we focus on individual abilities.
“We anticipate that the employee-benefits professionals who come here as our guests will be inspired by the world-class athletes competing in these championships. And we hope they will be compelled to share with others our belief that by focusing on abilities – not limitations – we can achieve success in sports, the workplace and life.”
For complete coverage of The Hartford U.S. Disabled Alpine Championships, visit the web at http://www.usskiteam.com/.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding. USSA manages year-round nationwide development and elite programs, including the national teams, in six distinctly different Olympic sports: alpine, cross country, freestyle, nordic combined, ski jumping and snowboarding, as well as two Paralympic sports - disabled alpine and disabled cross country. USSA is based in Park City, Utah.
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