Wounded Warrior Events
Wounded Warrior Snowfest
SAVE THE DATE!!! Our 14th Annual Wounded Warrior Snowfest will be February 28th-March 3rd, 2019 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.
Since 2005, STRIDE Adaptive Sports has supported regional Wounded Warrior rehabilitative sport and mentorship programs, restoring hope, independence, and freedom while improving self-esteem and confidence. Giving recently injured military personnel and veterans a chance to accomplish new skills and realize their potential, regardless of disability, is a small way we can thank them for all they’ve given to our country. STRIDE is proud to host our Annual Wounded Warrior Snowfest Event in Troy, NY, and at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, MA. Total cost for this event is $40,000, which provides 4 days of lodging, instruction, equipment, clothing, food and transportation for 20 Wounded Warriors and their families annually. Donations to help cover the expenses of this event are welcome! Make your secure, tax deductible donation here. Your donation will give our local heroes the opportunity to experience a sport that seemed impossible, and find purpose in life.
Wounded Warrior Weekend
Enjoy a fun filled weekend in the great outdoors with fellow disabled veterans and their families at our SCORE camp in Chatham, NY. Some activities may include horseback riding, archery, yoga/meditation class, hiking, disc golf and a visit to Chatham Brewery for local entertainment, food and drinks.
Warrior Boot Camp
Our Warrior Boot Camp is a military-style tent-camping program we hold at our SCORE camp in Chatham, NY, in which our Wounded Warriors mentor STRIDE youth athletes one-on-one and teach them civic duty and military service. Youth don Army-issued uniforms and sleep in canvas tents at our “Yellow Ribbon” pavilion. Youth participants engage in activities such as flag-raising/lowering/folding; learning to salute; command etiquette; paintball shooting; archery; and many other related activities.
STRIDE engages our Wounded Warriors in other events throughout the year, such as golf outings and other sports events and activities. Additionally, we integrate our Wounded Warriors as mentors throughout our programs to provide them with meaningful relationships with our youth.
For more information contact STRIDE Wounded Warrior Liaison, Don Tallman firstname.lastname@example.org