Wounded Warrior Program

Wounded Warriors group photo

Serving the military veteran population since 2006, STRIDE’s Wounded Warrior Program provides integrated adaptive sports and recreation activities to men and women of the armed forces who have been injured in combat. STRIDE  offers programs that are integrated with many of our ongoing programs including skiing and snowboarding, marksmanship, sled hockey, fitness classes, cycling and camping (at SCORE). Special events to promote camaraderie among veterans include the Wounded Warrior Snowfest in early March; Military Boot Camp in September, whitewater rafting in summer and many social activities throughout the year.  This program serves Wounded Warriors and their families from the upstate NY region and beyond.

STRIDE is a partner member of Move United Sports and a US Paralympic Sport Club. Unlike other military and large national organizations, STRIDE Warrior programs provide direct service to active duty or veterans through the use of a mentorship philosophy. Mentors are paired with youth with similar disabilities as an integral part of the rehabilitative process for them, while supporting the youth and youth programs with their volunteerism: redeveloping their service ethos for community integration.

Eligibility requirements: Register as a Warrior, you must provide a copy of your DD214 and have a disability rating. Because STRIDE receives grant funding for event programs, we offer programs veterans who are Post 9/11 combat injured, or related injuries.

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To register, contact aryan@stride.org or 518-598-1279, and submit a STRIDE Wounded Warrior Application.


Meet STRIDE’s Wounded Warrior Liaison

Stephen enlisted in the US Army in 2008 and served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2009. Upon returning from deployment, he attended various military schools and spent time in South Korea. After being injured in an airborne training operation, Stephen was medically retired and returned home to the Capital Region. He attended Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) when he first returned and then transferred to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he is finishing a degree in Mathematics. He currently works as the Rensselaer County Veteran Peer Mentor at HVCC. Stephen lives in Halfmoon with his daughter, Scarlet, and his service dog, Lou. He is passionate about improving the lives of others through fitness and education.


The 2021 Wounded Warrior Snowfest was a big success in our new, Covid-adapted format. Please click on the video below to view the Virtual Welcome Ceremony.

Special thanks to our sponsors! We couldn’t do it without you!!!


2023 Wounded Warriors Snowfest Sponsor
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February 2023

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Interval Training
2
  • Weight Circuit
  • Barre
  • Gym in Use – Colin
  • Hockey Empire State Games
3
  • Hockey Empire State Games
4
  • Hockey Empire State Games
  • East Greenbush Winter Bowling
5
  • Hockey Empire State Games
  • CANCELLED 2/5: Sled hockey practice
  • Tennis: Orange group
6
  • Colin & Mack – SHARE Center
  • Circuit
  • Barre
7
  • 30-Minute Special
  • Power Yoga
  • Advanced swim team practice
8
  • Interval Training
9
  • Weight Circuit
  • Barre
  • Gym in Use – Colin
10
  • Respite Program
11
  • STRIDE Swin Meet – advnced swim team
  • East Greenbush Winter Bowling
12
  • Sled hockey practice
  • Tennis: Purple group
13
  • Colin & Mack – SHARE Center
  • Circuit
  • Barre
14
  • 30-Minute Special
  • Power Yoga
  • Advanced swim team practice
15
  • Siena Career expo
  • Interval Training
16
  • Weight Circuit
  • Barre
  • Gym in Use – Colin
17
18
  • East Greenbush Winter Bowling
19
  • Sled hockey practice
  • Tennis: Orange group
20
  • Colin & Mack – SHARE Center
  • Circuit
  • Barre
21
  • 30-Minute Special
  • Power Yoga
  • Advanced swim team practice
22
  • Interval Training
23
  • Weight Circuit
  • Barre
  • Gym in Use – Colin
24
  • NYSO State Games – skiing
25
  • NYSO State Games – skiing
  • East Greenbush Winter Bowling
26
  • Sled hockey practice
  • Tennis: Purple group
27
  • 100K Vertical Challenge
  • Colin & Mack – SHARE Center
  • Circuit
  • Barre
28
  • 30-Minute Special
  • Power Yoga
  • Advanced swim team practice

Program Admin Fee

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If not, email: aryan@stride.org. After confirmation, click on the button below and make payment according to the instructions on the page.


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