The STRIDE Athlete’s Creed

& Official Theme Song

Crafts
  • Stride Athletes Creed
  • “The Family of STRIDE” Song
    Words Written and Music Produced by Clement A. Marino

    Fifteen years ago Mary Ellen had a vision
    She could see all our dreams come true
    Friends and volunteers, dedication, ambition
    Project STRIDE was born anew

    One hundred million phones calls and the will to succeed
    Children who would not be denied
    Friends and family helping hands and parents who believed
    They could change the life of a child

    We will reach for the heavens, we will ski any mountain
    We will hold our heads up high
    And when we fall we will all grow together
    We are family, We are STRIDE

    I participate in STRIDE play baseball, bowl and hike
    I swim and ski and sail to other shores
    I have friends to share my time, touch other peoples lives
    I can do anything you think I can’t and more

    Look at me I am free, doing things I’ve never done before
    STRIDE is my new family
    I can do anything you think I can’t… and more

    I’m a Warrior with STRIDE and I will not be denied
    These kids are all heroes to me
    I know how to sacrifice, give it all, then give it twice
    To be all I can be
    I’m a volunteer, I gladly give my time
    To brighten up a life, set someone free
    Just to see one smile on the face of a child
    Is all I’ll ever need

    As a parent of STRIDE I cannot believe my eyes
    Is this really my child or someone new?
    First I laugh, then I cry as I realize
    That they’re doing something I don’t even do

    Fifteen vears ago, Mary Ellen had a vision
    She could see all our dreams come alive
    Friends and family helping hands and parents who believe
    They could change the life of a child…  


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