Adaptive Sports Weekend held for Wounded Warriors. | Sports & Recreation
TROY- STRIDE Adaptive Sports is holding a three-day event for Wounded Warriors and their families. Eighteen Wounded Warriors will spend the weekend at Jiminy Peak learning how to adaptive ski and snowboard from a team of instructors.
Most of the participants are from New York State Transition units, having recently returned home with medical trauma. Five alumni Warriors will be in attendence in a mentorship role to assist the Warriors it what is often an Overwhelming experience.
The event begins Friday, March 9 at 6p, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy with a cocktail reception. The dinner will feature entertainment by the band Best Bet. Renssealaer County Exectutive Kathleen Jimino will open the event and Wounded Warrior 1SGT Oatrick Abrams will deliver the keynote address.
The event is open to the public and tickets are $35 a person or $400 for a table of ten.
On Saturday and Sunday, the guest will spend their time at Jiminy Peak Mountain resort in Hancock, MA. They will be participating with STRIDE instructors and NewsChannel 13's Phil Bayly and Jessica Layton, in a unique opportunity to learn how to ski and snowboard again, helping them to put their lives back together through sports.
STRIDE locally raises over $40,000 a year to support Wounded Warriors. For more information CLICK HERE