September 01, 2011 09:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time
The Hartford Launches Achieve Without Limits Contest
Prizes include cash award, U.S. Paralympic athlete mentor, and trip to London 2012 Paralympic Games to cheer on Team USA
HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–One year from now, U.S. Paralympian Anjali Forber-Pratt hopes to fulfill her personal goal of earning gold in wheelchair racing at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The Hartford is celebrating the achievements of Forber-Pratt and all of the athletes of U.S. Paralympics by launching the Achieve Without Limits contest.
“We invite Americans to share in this passion for achievement by joining us in celebrating Team USA’s journey to the London 2012 Paralympic Games.”
In The Hartford’s Achieve Without Limits contest, Americans are invited to submit a short video and brief essay describing a goal that they hope to achieve in one of three areas: small business growth, health and fitness, or community service. The top contestant in each category will receive a cash award and a U.S. Paralympic athlete mentor to put their plan into action next spring. The grand prize winner receives a trip to the London 2012 Paralympic Games to cheer on Team USA.
“We’re all inspired by the courage, confidence and commitment of U.S. Paralympic athletes who push themselves to achieve remarkable goals,” said Karen Tripp, executive vice president for The Hartford’s Marketing and Communications team. “We invite Americans to share in this passion for achievement by joining us in celebrating Team USA’s journey to the London 2012 Paralympic Games.”
Video entries in The Hartford’s Achieve Without Limits Contest are submitted via Facebook (www.facebook.com/TheHartford). The call for entries will close on Friday, Oct. 21. The Hartford’s Facebook community will vote on the top person per category in late November through mid-December. These three individuals will receive the achievement award and work toward their goals from January to May 2012. During that time, The Hartford’s Facebook page will include updates on three contestants’ progress toward their goals. The Hartford will announce the grand prize winner in June 2012. The contest’s complete rules are available here.
The Hartford has supported U.S. Paralympic athletes for more than 16 years and became the Official Disability Insurance Sponsor of U.S. Paralympics in 2003. For more information on upcoming events check http://www.facebook.com/TheHartford.
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