Hartford Life, a unit of Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE:HIG), will hold a flag-raising ceremony and a torch relay in its main building Friday to celebrate the opening of the U.S. Paralympics.
The 2010 Paralympic Winter Games are set to run from March 12 to March 21 in Vancouver. The games feature athletes who have physical disabilities.
Hartford Life, the founding sponsor of the U.S. Paralympics, will start its torch relay in Simsbury, Conn., and it says it will hand the torch off virtually to employees in offices throughout the country.
Hartford will encourage Americans to send messages of support to U.S. Paralympic athletes by visiting a new Hartford website, at http://www.theusrocks.com
About 60 teams of Hartford’s own employees have “adopted” Paralympic athletes and sent them care packages.
Hartford also is sending employees to Vancouver to cheer on the U.S. team.