American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) announced today that its 2014 Winter Summit raised $686,800 to benefit Disabled Sports USA’s (DSUSA) Warfighter Sports program. The Stowe event raised $586,800 for the program and AIG contributed an additional $100,000. The Winter Summit has been held annually at Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont for more than 25 years. It is attended by AIG business partners and insurance professionals from across the insurance industry, as well as DSUSA athletes, all of whom participate in ski and snowboarding races to raise funds for the Warfighter Sports program. The event this year included DSUSA members who represented the U.S. at the Sochi, Russia, Paralympics, including Jon Lujan, a Marine veteran who was elected U.S. flag bearer by his fellow Paralympians. “After I arrived home from Iraq, I never imagined I would one day represent TeamUSA,” said Mr. Lujan. “My time in Sochi was a direct result of the support and opportunity provided to me by Disabled Sports USA. The dollars raised by AIG is much welcomed assistance for DSUSA’s Warfighter Sports program as it continues its mission helping veterans recover and thrive.” The Warfighter Sports program offers sports rehabilitation for severely wounded warriors in military hospitals and communities across the U.S. through a nationwide network of over 100 community-based chapters. Since 2003, more than 8,000 of the most severely wounded and their families have been served, including those with amputations, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, visual impairments, and significant nerve and muscle damage. Peter Hancock, Chief Executive Officer of AIG Property Casualty, said, “We are very proud of our relationship with Disabled Sports USA. For years our Winter Summit has brought together AIG and its business partners to share ideas, while supporting a truly worthy cause. I can think of no cause worthier than helping those who sacrificed so much for their country to rebuild their lives and pursue their passions.”
Kirk Bauer JD, Executive Director of DSUSA, said, “AIG has been one of our strongest supporters. The Winter Summit provides our wounded warriors the opportunity to compete and enjoy the camaraderie of the great group of people who attend the event. The money raised will help us continue programs that support hundreds of our veterans who come home from war with critical injuries.”About Disabled Sports USA Founded in 1967, Disabled Sports USA is a charitable organization that provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence and fitness through participation in sports. What began as a program to serve Vietnam veterans has since grown into one of the nation’s largest multi-sport, multi-disability organizations, annually serving more than 60,000 wounded warriors, youth and adults with disabilities. A member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, Disabled Sports USA offers programs in more than 40 summer and winter sports through its nationwide network of more than 100 community-based chapters. For more information, visit www.disabledsportsusa.org. About Warfighter Sports Warfighter Sports, a program of Disabled Sports USA, offers sports rehabilitation for severely wounded warriors in military hospitals and communities across the U.S. through a nationwide network of over 100 community-based chapters. Since 1967, Disabled Sports USA has proudly served wounded warriors, including those injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, offering over 30 winter and summer sports at more than 100 events each year. Warfighter Sports rebuilds lives through sports by improving self-confidence, promoting independence and uniting families through shared healthy activities. Contributions cover all expenses for participation of the warrior and a family member, including individualized adaptive instruction, adaptive sports equipment, transportation, lodging and meals. Since 2003, more than 8,000 of the most severely wounded and their families have been served, including those with amputations, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, visual impairments, and significant nerve and muscle damage. For more information, visit www.warfightersports.org. American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading international insurance organization serving customers in more than 130 countries. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional, and individual customers through one of the most extensive worldwide property-casualty networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of life insurance and retirement services in the United States. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.