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STOWE, Vt., March 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA) announced today that American International Group, Inc.'s (AIG) 2016 Winter Summit raised $700,000 for its Warfighter Sports and Empower Youth Sports programs. This year's event will mark the 10-year anniversary of AIG's partnership with DSUSA; and the $700,000 raised will push the fundraising total of that 10-year relationship over $4 million.

Warfighter Sports offers sports rehabilitation for severely wounded warriors in military hospitals and communities across the U.S. Since 2003, more than 10,000 of the most severely wounded and their families have been served, including those with single or multiple amputations, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, visual impairments, and significant nerve and muscle damage.

U.S. Army retired Warrant Officer Anthony Radetic said, "The AIG Winter Summit provides a unique, two-fold experience; we receive elite-level coaching and have the opportunity to train alongside youth with disabilities. The warriors training at Stowe Mountain Resort this week hope to inspire the youth in achieving their dreams. Thank you AIG for providing us with a way to train and to pay it forward."

Empower Youth Sports provides youth with disabilities the opportunity to experience the power of adaptive sports. Opportunities are provided to more than 20,000 youth annually in over 30 sports through DSUSA's nationwide chapter network as well as through school-based athletic programs.

The AIG Winter Summit, held this week at Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont, has been an annual event for over 25 years. It is attended by AIG business partners and professionals from across the insurance industry. Over the last ten years, they have been joined by wounded warriors and youth with disabilities, all of whom participate in ski and snowboard races to raise funds for DSUSA's programs.

Rob Schimek, CEO of AIG Commercial, said, "We are very proud to celebrate our 10-year partnership with Disabled Sports USA. And we are honored to support the work of this group as it helps transform and restore the lives of veterans who made extreme sacrifices in defense and service of this country, and the lives of disabled student athletes. The Winter Summit is a great opportunity for AIG and its business partners to support and be part of this tremendous cause." 

Kirk Bauer (U.S. Army, retired), Executive Director of DSUSA, said, "Since 2006, the generous support of AIG and its partners through the Winter Summit has enabled independence, confidence and success for thousands of severely wounded veterans and youth with disabilities.  These successes translate to all areas of life; at home, in school and at work. As someone who lost a leg during combat in Vietnam, I know first-hand the power of sports and am especially grateful for AIG's commitment and partnership."
About Disabled Sports USA
Founded in 1967, Disabled Sports USA is a 501(c)(3) 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
About AIG
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. Founded in 1919, today we provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement products, mortgage insurance and other financial services to customers in more than 100 countries and jurisdictions. Our diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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