Lincoln Financial Group Continues Sponsorship of American Paralympian Jeff Glasbrenner as He Embarks on “Explorers Grand Slam”

RADNOR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lincoln Financial Group today announced its continued sponsorship of Jeff
Glasbrenner
, a Paralympic athlete, who in 2016, became the first
American amputee to summit Mt. Everest.


Lincoln Financial sponsored Glasbrenner during his journey to the top of
Everest, and will continue the partnership as he sets out to achieve his
subsequent goals over the next two years. His overarching goal is to
complete what is known as the Explorers Grand Slam. This includes
climbing all Seven Summits — the highest peaks on each continent
— and skiing both the North and South Poles. Glasbrenner is
already on his way to scaling all Seven Summits. In addition to Mt.
Everest, he has climbed Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina, the highest peak in
South America. This month, he will climb Mt. Elbrus in Russia, Europe’s
tallest mountain.

“We’re thrilled to continue to be a part of Jeff’s journey,” said Dick
Mucci, president of Group Benefits at Lincoln Financial. “He embodies
many of the values our business stands for — optimism, perseverance ―
and the will to set and achieve goals. Even after reaching a major goal,
he still has his sights set on more.”

Glasbrenner’s background is one of overcoming obstacles. At just eight
years old, he lost his right leg in an accident on his family farm. At
the time, he was told he would never run, swim or participate in sports
again. Then, in college, he discovered wheelchair basketball. The sport
spurred his drive to excel in the athletic world, and he went on to
become a three-time Paralympian and two-time World Champion in
wheelchair basketball and finish 25 long-distance triathlons.

“One of the most important aspects of what I do is sharing my story with
others,” said Glasbrenner. “I want to help people understand that if you
set goals and have a positive attitude, you can conquer any obstacle. My
partnership with Lincoln Financial allows me to spread that message.”

As a provider of insurance products such as disability, life, accident
and critical illness insurance, many Lincoln Financial employees often
work with individuals who have experienced physical or emotional
challenges.

“Jeff’s message speaks to what we do every day – we want to help people
overcome their challenges and reach their financial goals,” Mucci said.
“With this partnership, we can share Jeff’s inspirational story with our
own employees, as well as with our clients, partners and customers.”

More information about Glasbrenner’s Mt. Everest expedition, as well as
his future endeavors, can be found in his column
on LincolnFinancial.com
.

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Lincoln Financial Group
Amy Ponticello
484-583-3904
amy.ponticello@LFG.com