Challenged Athletes Foundation
Philadelphia Insurance Companies supports the Challenged Athletes Foundation through its sponsorship of the San Diego Triathlon Challenge in La Jalla Cove, CA, and the TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon in Philadelphia, PA. PHLY has raised more than $230,000 for CAF since 2008.
Consistent with the mission of Philadelphia Insurance Companies' TEAMPHLY initiative, CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. PHLY is proud to support the Challenged Athletes Foundation's mission to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities, so they can pursue lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.
To learn more about CAF, you can visit their website at www.challengedathletes.org.
PHLY Grant Gives Racing Wheelchair to CAF Athlete
Thanks to a Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) grant funded by Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), 12-year-old Miguel Jimenez-Vergara received a new, custom-built racing wheelchair. The top-end racing wheelchair will enable Miguel, who was born without legs, to compete in the National Junior Disability Championships.
PHLY's Executive Vice President John Glomb presented the new wheelchair to Miguel in our home office fitness center in Bala Cynwyd, PA. Barbara Evans from the Challenged Athletes Foundation also talked about the relationship between CAF and PHLY.