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Welcome to STRIDE Adaptive Sports!

Campers and volunteers enjoy an evening of live music around the campfire at SCORE.

STRIDE Adaptive Sports is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides over 11,000 adaptive sport and recreation lessons each year to individuals with disabilities, focusing on youth and Wounded Warriors. STRIDE utilizes over 300 skilled volunteer sport instructors plus 400 non-skilled volunteers for events, fundraising and maintenance projects; serves over 2200 families; and offers programs in more than 19 different sports at 28 regional locations in the Northeastern US. With a focus on individual lifetime sports, our programs use specialized equipment or teaching aids for successful participation to “level the playing field” for all. STRIDE is a partner member of Move United (formerly Disabled Sports USA) and Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA/AASI); a US Paralympic Sport Club; and a training club for New York Special Olympics. STRIDE Adaptive Sports is  recognized as one of the leading adaptive sport programs in the Northeastern United States.

Our Mission

STRIDE educates and empowers individuals with special needs in life-changing sport and recreation programs to sustain healthy, active and fun lifestyles

Our Vision

To build a community with equal opportunity and access for sport and recreational activities.  No one should be left behind because of a disability.

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.

STRIDE’s administrative office is located in West Sand Lake, NY, outside of Albany.