WALLINGFORD — Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a not-for-profit long-term acute care hospital, has earned the Veteran’s Humanitarian Award from the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce. The honor was conferred specifically to the Gaylord Hospital Sports Association June 4 at the Quinnipiac chamber’s annual meeting to recognize the hospital’s outstanding support of war veterans.

The Sports Association offers adaptive sports and recreation programming such as golf, archery, waterskiing, kayaking, rock climbing, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, tennis, quad rugby, triathlon, curling, cycling and fishing. Designated programming for veterans began with the Connecticut Wounded Warrior Project in 2009, and is now offered as their SAVES (Sports Association Veteran Event Series) program, providing programs exclusively for veterans with disabilities.