Contact: Mary Ellen Whitney (518) 598-1279
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Columbia County Motorcycle Group Raises Money to Support Wounded Warriors and STRIDE Adaptive Sports
Valatie, NY- On Friday, June 3rd at 7pm, Jeff Bryant from the East Coast Riders will present a check for $2,000 to Mark Moran, Program Director of STRIDE Adaptive Sports, at the East Coast Riders monthly meeting at the Jackson Old Chatham House in Old Chatham, NY. Founded in 2002, the Columbia County East Coast Riders is a motorcycle group whose intent is to promote Harley Davidson and American made motorcycles while working to raise monies for charities and the less fortunate. They have coordinated such fundraising events as a Fireman’s Run, the Catskill Mountain Run and the ECR Patriot Flight Ride, raising thousands for charities including the Ronald McDonald House and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern New York, now adding STRIDE Adaptive Sports to the list because of the work they do with Wounded Warriors. STRIDE Adaptive Sports, a volunteer non-profit organization providing over 8,000 adaptive sport and recreation lessons annually to children & individuals with special needs, partners with the national Wounded Warrior Project to provide sports opportunities to help restore shattered lives of permanently disabled soldiers and Marines who have sustained injuries as a result of the conflicts in
“It’s so touching to know that local community groups are willing to support our organization and assist Wounded Warriors in our area,” said Mary Ellen Whitney, CEO of STRIDE. “Every little bit goes directly to our Wounded Warrior programs, so donations such as these are a huge help for our small non-profit.”
For more information, contact the STRIDE office at 518-598-1279
About STRIDE Adaptive Sports
Since 1985, STRIDE has been enriching the lives of children and individuals with disabilities by providing adaptive sports and recreational opportunities. In partnership with school districts and other non-profits, opportunities are provided to challenge people, potential and possibilities. Our most recent endeavor has been a partnership with Wounded Warrior Project providing sports opportunities to help restore shattered lives of recently injured soldiers and Marines returning home from battle. STRIDE has over 250 skilled volunteer sport instructors, serving over 1000 families; and offers free programs in sixteen different sports and locations. Our focus is education of individual life-time sports. STRIDE is an affiliate member of Disabled Sports USA, Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors; an official Red Cross Provider; and is recognized as one of the leading adaptive sport programs on the east coast and in the country.
STRIDE is completely funded by donations, grants and special gifts, and is designated a not-for-profit corporation under section 402 of the NYS not-for-profit law. It is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 charitable organization and registered with New York State Office of Charities. Their administrative office is located in North Greenbush, NY, outside of the capitol city of
STRIDE is an official U.S. Paralympic Sport Club and provider for Wounded Warriors.