Achieve Tahoe Receives $50,000 grant from The Hartford for New Adaptive Sports Equipment

Local Athlete Surprised With Custom Sports Equipment

Achieve Tahoe, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that provides sports and recreational programs in Northern California to people with disabilities, was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from The Hartford’s Adaptive Sports program for new adaptive sports equipment. The grant enabled Achieve Tahoe, a member of the Move United Network, to enhance its adaptive sports programming through the purchase of additional equipment for kayaking, archery, hiking, and climbing programs to better serve individuals with physical disabilities. The Hartford also surprised 19-year-old Bass Mansour with an adaptive waterski. This custom-fit adaptive sports equipment will help Bass reach his goal of completing a waterski slalom course while spending more time on the water with his family.

“This grant from The Hartford will enable Achieve Tahoe to expand a handful of programs including archery, kayaking, hiking, and climbing, and increase our capacity to serve more athletes with disabilities,” said Haakon Lang-Ree, Executive Director of Achieve Tahoe. “We know sport has the power to change the lives of athletes and we are excited to have new equipment that will help adaptive sports be more accessible to even more athletes with disabilities.”

The Hartford has been inspiring human achievement through adaptive sports for nearly 30 years. As a leading provider of disability insurance, the company has seen firsthand the positive impact sports can have on people and is dedicated to making adaptive sports and equipment more accessible. This includes equipment donations to local sports clubs nationwide, raising awareness about equity in sports in partnership with its world-class Team Hartford athletes, and hosting The Hartford’s Competition Series, five premier competitive adaptive sports events.


About Achieve Tahoe: Achieve Tahoe is a North Lake Tahoe-based non-profit organization that provides year-round outdoor recreation programs for children and adults with physical, sensory, and developmental disabilities. The organization, founded in 1967, is the longest operating adaptive sports program in the country, and is dedicated to providing affordable, inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health, confidence, and independence. To learn more, visit

About The Hartford: The Hartford is a leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds. With more than 200 years of expertise, The Hartford is widely recognized for its service excellence, sustainability practices, trust, and integrity. More information on the company and its financial performance is available Follow us on Twitter at @TheHartford_PR.

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About Move United: Move United is the national leader in community adaptive sports, empowering100,000 youth and adults with disabilities each year to live to their fullest potential. Move United’s 200 member organizations in 43 states are united by a single mission: ensuring everyone, regardless of ability, experiences the life-changing power of sport and is fully included in their community. Move United, an Affiliate of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to become physically and emotionally stronger through participation in 70 adaptive sports. Established in 1956, Move United offers community-based sports recreation, education and competition that push people further, bring people closer and leave no one on the sidelines. Join our MOVEment at

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