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    Breaking Barriers to Set Goals, Achieve Successes, and Build Dreams

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    Providing Integrated Experiences for Youth and Veterans with Disabilities

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    Inspiring Courage, Strength, and Healthy Determination

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    Creating Unforgettable Experiences

STRIDE Adaptive Sports

OUR MISSION is to educate and empower individuals with disabilities in life-changing sport and recreation programs to sustain healthy, active and fun lifestyles.


Two young women on mat with ball
a sled skier with helper
Close up of father and son in kayak

Founder’s Gala: Celebrating the retirement of Mary Ellen Whitney

Join us for an evening of celebration and community as we honor Mary Ellen.  Details coming soon!

Looking for Gala Committee members!  Contact Chris, cgolden@stride.org if interested.

Strides 4 STRIDE 5k/2k Run, Walk ‘n Roll – Superhero Edition ~ Wednesday, June 12th

Strides 4 STRIDE Raises $10,000

Event Photos: Here 

Results:    5k & Roller

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STRIDE’s  Warrior Program

Provides integrated adaptive sports and recreation activities to men and women of the armed forces who have been injured in deployment, including programs in snow sports, marksmanship, sled hockey, watersports, cycling, social activities, and camping.

Leveling the playing field for ALL!

Mary Ellen Whitney at Bocce

“STRIDE not only makes the highest possible impact on Capital Region youth with disabilities at just a fraction of larger organizations’ budgets, but we are also a national leader recognized as an industry expert in knowledge and best practices.”

– From the Desk of Mary Ellen Whitney, CEO, Why We Do What We Do
Mary Ellen Whitney at Bocce