On June 7, 2012, The Hartford insurance company came to the SpoFit for their annual Paralympic Experience in Phoenix. The event allows their local insurance agents to experience Paralympic sports and gain an appreciation the challenges faced by people with disabilities.
The Hartford hosts the Paralympic Experience forty times a year in different cities. This is the first year that the event was hosted at the SpoFit. The participants learned how to play sit volleyball and wheelchair basketball.
Jeremy ‘Opie’ Lade works for the University of Wisconsin, and is a member of the 2012 Team USA Wheelchair Basketball team. He commented on his impressions of SpoFit and specifically on its inclusivity.
“I thought the title of the facility fit my description of it perfectly. It was a refreshingly accommodating center that could meet the physical needs of individuals varying from recreational to elite,” Lade wrote in an email.
The Hartford is a major sponsor of this year’s Paralympics in London. Opening Ceremonies for Paralympic sports will take place at the 2012 Olympic Park and Village on August 29.
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