With the wrap up of the STRIDE Annual Gala, we are now in preparation for our next two events!
3rd Annual 100K Vertical Challenge
On February 26, 2018 skiers will take to the slopes of Jiminy Peak to complete 100K vertical feet, in just ONE DAY! Teams of four or even two people are welcome to join in on the fun. Last year, we were able to raise over $47,000 to support STRIDE’s adaptive sports and recreation programs! As we approach this exciting event, there will be more details and updates on how to register – so stay tuned!
For general information about the event, CLICK HERE.
To read a brief recap of last year’s event, CLICK HERE.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 518-598-1279.
13th Annual Wounded Warrior Snowfest
March 1-4, 2018 will be the 13th Annual STRIDE Wounded Warrior Snowfest and will allow Warriors & their families to enjoy 4 days of skiing or snowboarding and family activities at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, MA. With the support of STRIDE’s adaptive programs, veterans will learn how to overcome the challenges of injury and enjoy independence and freedom through sport.
Please join STRIDE Adaptive Sports in recognizing our Region’s War Heroes for their service our Snowfest Welcome Ceremony on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, NY. (General Admission $40.00, Table of 10 $400.00, VIP Table of 10 $500.00)
Corporate Sponsorships are available, please contact Suzanne Mangroo, Development Assistant at email@example.com or 518-598-1279 for information.
For more information about STRIDE, our Wounded Warrior Programs, or any of our adaptive sport and recreation programs, please contact Megan Evans, Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-598-1279, or Don Tallman, Wounded Warrior Liasion at email@example.com.
**Please note: STRIDE is in no way affiliated with national Wounded Warrior Project and has been offering programs for local/regional Wounded veterans for over twelve years.
Come try something new!!! Experience a fun day of adaptive boxing and kickboxing!!
Interested? Contact Megan Evans, Program Director to RSVP today at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-598-1279
Come and learn about all that STRIDE Adaptive Sports has to offer!
There will be live demos of various sports that STRIDE offers year round
to special needs, disabled youth, and injured veterans around the region.
Talk and participate with program leaders, volunteers, and fellow athletes
to find what sport or activity best fits you.
For more information on how to become an athlete or volunteer
please email or call STRIDE Program Director Megan Evans
Join us August 21–25 as we help raise funds for STRIDE’S Boot Camp, a unique camping experience pairing STRIDE Wounded Warriors with youth who are dealing with similar disabilities. STRIDE Wounded Warriors will be paired with a STRIDE camper to mentor them for the weekend. They will teach the campers about things like respect, honor, teamwork, and loyalty while showing them military basics like marching in line and flag raising. Donations in the form of money and items are both acceptable, and donations of all sizes are helpful and appreciated!
Stop by any one of these SIX locations around the Capital District to donate a needed item or make a monetary donation.
• 71 Troy Rd, East Greenbush
• 1256 Central Ave, Albany
• 343 Delaware Ave, Delmar
• 1 Old Loudon Rd, Latham
• 2301 Nott St, Niskayuna
• 125 State St, Albany
• 5 Park Plaza, Mechanicville
Items Being Collected:
• Children’s Sleeping Bags
• Solar Camp Lights (Inflatable prefered)
• Lawn Games (like Bocce, Bean Bag Games, or Giant Jenga)
• Large Beach Towels
• Sunscreen and Bug Spray
If you have any questions regarding the fundraising or Boot Camp weekend, do not hesitate to contact Megan Evans, Program Director at email@example.com or 518-598-1279
Join us August 1st, from 5-9pm!
STRIDE Adaptive Sports is teaming up with the Recovery Sports Grill by participating in a special Dine to Donate event! Join us at the Recovery Sports Grill on Tuesday, August 1st, from 5-9pm. The event will take place at the East Greenbush, New York location. 15% of every purchase will be donated directly to our organization. In order to participate in this event, you must bring one of our dine to donate coupons (pictured above) to the restaurant and present it to your server. If you do not do this, a portion of you bill will NOT be donated to STRIDE. Clicking here or on the coupon above will bring you to the coupon so that you can print it! You can also find the coupon on the Facebook event page. The Recovery Sports Grill is a great place to enjoy a some good food and drinks while enjoying your favorite sports in a family friendly atmosphere. We thank you for your help, and are looking forward to trying this tasty new restaurant with you!
We raised over $24,000 to support adaptive sport and recreation programs for local individuals with disabilities!! Thank you for your support!!!
On Saturday, June 17th over 250 people came out to support STRIDE Adaptive Sports and to help promote equal opportunity in sport, regardless of disability! As part of the Olympic Day celebration we were joined by the USA Wheelchair Curling Team who will be representing the United States at the 2018 Paralympic Games in PeyongChang, South Korea.
We were also honored to have the Mayor of Albany, Kathy Sheehan and the Albany County Executive, Dan McCoy join us to kick off the event. The national anthem was sung to the delight of the crowd, by STRIDE Athlete Chance Thibeault.
We hope that everyone had a great day, and we are looking forward to seeing you next year for the 9th Annual Strides 4 STRIDE!
To view the results of the 5K, please click on the following links:
(Please note each results link also contains a button that will show the awards.)
5k Rollers Results: http://www.
Top Individual Fundraisers:
1. Steve Ferro – $2,565.60
2. Jon Phillips – $2,451.00
3. Kevin McCarthy – $2,368.70
Top Team Fundraisers:
1. Phillips Family – $3,209.00
2. Sled Hockey Warriors – $3,033.60
3. Friends of Amica – $1,098.00
Top Team Participation:
1. Team UPS – 27
2. Saturday STRIDERS – 19
3. Sunday Crew – 15
To see photos from the event, please click on the picture below, or go to https://flic.kr/s/aHskYWJKKp
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Silver Medal Sponsors:
Bronze Medal Sponsors:
Guilderland Little League
Please join us on Saturday, June 17th for the 8th Annual Strides 4 STRIDE 5K/2K Run, Walk ‘n’ Roll!
Held at Albany’s Jennings Landing Ampitheatre, the event raises awareness for healthy, active lifestyles regardless of disability, while raising funds to support the more than 18 adaptive sport and recreation programs for individuals with disabilities that are provided each year by STRIDE Adaptive Sports.
This flat, fast course is a USTAF certified and sanctioned 5K, a great opportunity to start the summer off with a personal best time! All runners will receive the official 2017 Strides 4 STRIDE dri-fit t shirt, a custom finishers medal, a custom event bib and a runner’s swag bag! Registration is only $20 for adults and $15 for youth under 18 until June 1st. After June 1st, and at the event, registration will increase to $30 for adults and $25 for youth. The roller division (including para-athletes participating on handcycles or with racing wheelchairs) will start before the runners. All runners are encouraged to stay for the 2K awareness walk following the run.
8:00 AM – Packet Pick up & Registration
9:00 AM – 5K Run
Including para-athlete divisions (wheelchair, handcycle & running)
9:45/10:00 AM – 5K Awards
10:30 AM – 2K Community Awareness Walk
Teams are encouraged to participate in this event. This is a great way for your business or corporation to boost teamwork, and show your support for special needs youth and our returning disabled veterans. Contact STRIDE today for more information!
Prizes will be given to the top finishers for each age category, top individual fundraisers, top team fundraisers, team spirit (for the 2K walk) and top team participation (includes registrants for the run & the walk). Age categories are: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over (male and female).
The 2K Awareness walk is a family friendly walk that includes all individuals! Wheelchair participants receive a complimentary registration for their companions to help them along the course.
To become a sponsor or to see how your non-profit that supports individuals with disabilities can participate, please contact Jenifer Whiston, Development Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-598-1279.
Thank you to our 2017 Strides 4 STRIDE sponsors!!!
On February 27, 2017 fourteen teams took to the slopes of Jiminy Peak to complete 100K Vertical feet, in just ONE DAY!
The teams included two ULTRA teams of just two people, and a team with three mono skiers. Twelve of the 14 teams completed the 87 runs!
Over $47,000 was raised to support STRIDE’s adaptive sports and recreation programs!
Top fundraiser prizes were awarded to:
First Place – GE Veterans Network $9,802.54
Second Place – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough $7,413.96
Third Place – Red Jackets $5,507.32
First Place – Steve Bravo (GE Veterans Network) $5,313.04
Second Place – David Campbell (Ain’t No Mountain High Enough) $2,988.67
Third Place – Daniel Bopp (Red Jackets) $2,753.50
Thank you to our Sponsors:
Can YOU ski or ride it?
This is your chance to ski or snowboard 100K in ONE DAY!
On February 27, 2017 come to STRIDE’s 100K Vertical Challenge at the Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, MA and test your endurance with 87 runs off the top of the mountain. And do it for a great cause! This 12-plus-hour adventure aims to raise funds for and awareness of STRIDE’s adaptive sports programs for local individuals with disabilities including youth with special needs and our returning wounded veterans.
Form a relay team of 4 people, or form an ULTRA team of 2 people!
We are also offering a VIRTUAL option for people not in the NY area or for non-skiers/snowboarders.
Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/100kvchallenge
Sponsorship opportunities are still available, please contact Jenifer Whiston, Development Director at email@example.com or 518-598-1279
Please join STRIDE Adaptive Sports in recognizing our Region’s War Heroes for their service our Snowfest Welcome Ceremony on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, NY.
The 12th Annual STRIDE Wounded Warrior Snowfest will allow Warriors & their families to enjoy 4 days of skiing or snowboarding and family activities at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, MA. With the support of STRIDE’s adaptive programs, veterans will learn how to overcome the challenges of injury and enjoy independence and freedom through sport.
STRIDE Wounded Warrior Snowfest Welcome Ceremony
Friday, March 3, 2017
6pm to 7pm – Cocktail Hour (Cash Bar)
7pm to 10pm – Dinner & Ceremony
Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, NY
Featuring: Mendelssohn Club of Albany, Schenectady Pipe Band, and LaSalle Institute Color Guard
General Admission – $40
VIP Tables of 10 – $500
Corporate Sponsorships Available – Contact Jenifer Whiston, firstname.lastname@example.org
Purchase Tickets at give.classy.org/2017WWwelcome