The Hartford Adaptive Sports Competition Series

The Hartford Adaptive Sports Competition Series

Expanding Opportunities To Compete

The Hartford Competition Series features five premier sanctioned events across the country where athletes can compete in 15 adaptive sports, participate in learning clinics and receive national classification.
The Hartford Adaptive Sports Competition Series

Elevating the Athlete Experience

We’re honored to host The Hartford Competition Series, where we get to see some of the most talented and passionate athletes compete for the first-time or with the goal of earning national classification. At each event, the athlete experience includes:

Surprise Custom Equipment Donations

Presentation of Our Human Achievement Award

Meet and Greets With Champion Para Athletes

“We are on a mission to increase participation in adaptive sports by making competitions, local events and equipment more accessible to youth and adult athletes. Adaptive athletes pay approximately 15 times more for equipment than non-adaptive athletes, and we are committed to helping remove cost as a barrier to participation.”
– Claire Burns, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Celebrating Champions

Celebrating Champions

The Hartford Nationals is the fifth and largest event in the competition series. This Move United sanctioned competition is the longest-standing national sport championship event for athletes with a physical, visual and/or intellectual disability.
The 2023 event will expand to allow both youth and adults, including wounded warfighters, to participate in the highest quality of adaptive sports competition.

Making Adaptive Sports and Equipment More Accessible

Keith Gabel
Champion para-snowboarder Keith Gabel presents a youth athlete with racing chair rims and wheels.
Matt Scott
Champion wheelchair basketball player Matt Scott gifts a youth athlete an adaptive throwing chair.
Hailey Danz
Champion para-triathlete Hailey Danz awards a youth athlete a racing chair.
Honoring Human Achievement

Honoring Human Achievement

At every competition series event, we recognize one athlete with the Human Achievement Award. This award is presented to an athlete who has been chosen by their peers as someone who serves as an advocate for the adaptive sports movement and inspires others as a role model.

Our Commitment to Adaptive Sports

The Hartford has been inspiring human achievement through adaptive sports for 30 years. As a leading provider of disability insurance, we have seen first-hand the positive impact that sports can have on people. That’s why we’re dedicated to making adaptive sports and equipment more accessible by partnering with Move United a:
  • Donate adaptive equipment to local sports clubs nationwide
  • Raise awareness about equity in sports with our world class Team Hartford athletes
  • Sponsor The Hartford Adaptive Sports Competition Series and The Hartford Ski Spectacular