Stride Adaptive Sports Wounded Warrior Weekend
Troy, New York - 03/07/2020
|Mission applies to the following Region(s):||Region 4, Region 5|
|About the Mission:||Stride Adaptive Sports Warrior Weekend Organizers have requested the participation of the Patriot Guard Riders in the departure and escort of wounded warriors to Jiminy Peak Ski Resort in Massachusetts.|
|Primary Staging Date:||03/07/2020|
|Primary Staging Time:||07:15|
|AM or PM:||am|
|Staging Location:||Hilton Garden Inn
235 Hoosick St
Troy, NY 12180
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|Lead Ride Captain:||Bill Schaaf|
|Lead Ride Captain Phone #:||518-542-0608|
|Special Information:||7:30 am - Begin to assemble flag line at the rear entrance for the departure to the wounded warriors to their charter bus that will take them over to Jiminy Peak.
8:00 am to 8:15 am - Bus Scheduled to leave for Jiminy Peak. PGR members invited to escort bus to Jiminy Peak where it will be met by PGR members from Mass.
Since 2005, STRIDE Adaptive Sports has been hosting special weekends for Wounded Warriors who have sustained permanent injuries from their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. The heroes spend a three day weekend participating in rehabilitative adaptive skiing and snowboarding lessons at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, just outside of the Capital district of New York. The Warriors hail from NY and MA region. The festivities to honor these American Heroes includes a ceremonial welcome event on Friday evening and 2 days of ski or snowboard lessons at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, MA with STRIDE instructors in a unique opportunity to put their lives back together through sports. A positive recreation experience can restore the mind, body and soul and is a force in the rehabilitation process. STRIDE has partnered with Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project to support the cost of the event, totaling nearly $40,000 annually.
I realize there is another mission this Saturday Morning, flag removal at Saratoga National Cemetery, but if you can arrange it I know the wounded warriors always appreciate the flag line send off.
|Submitted by:||Bill Schaaf|