Mission: STRIDE Adaptive Sports is a volunteer non-profit organization providing over 3,500 adaptive sport and recreation lessons annually to children & individuals with special needs. STRIDE has over 200 volunteer sport instructors, serving over 850 families; and offers free programs in fifteen different activities and locations. Our focus is education of individual life-time sports. With only two employees funded through endowed grants, our annual operating budget is comparatively modest, and funding goes directly to programs. STRIDE is an affiliate member of Disabled Sports USA, Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors; an official Red Cross Provider; and is recognized as one of the largest adaptive sport programs on the east coast and is among the leading programs in the country. Since 1986, STRIDE has been enriching the lives of children and individuals with disabilities by providing adaptive sports and recreational opportunities. In partnership with school districts and other non-profits, opportunities are provided to challenge people, potential and possibilities. Our most recent endeavor has been a partnership with Wounded Warrior Project providing sports opportunities to help restore shattered lives of recently injured soldiers and Marines returning home from battle.Programs are cost-free for participants. STRIDE is completely funded by donations, grants and special gifts, and is designated a not-for-profit corporation under section 402 of the NYS not-for-profit law. It is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 charitable organization and registered with New York State Office of Charities. STRIDE?s administrative office is located in North Greenbush, NY, outside of the capitol city of Albany. For more information on STRIDE and its services, contact (518) 598-1279 or visit their website at www.stride.org.
Programs: STRIDE is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children with disabilities by providing sports and recreational opportunities. STRIDE empowers disabled youth with such extracurricular activities as skiing, snowshoeing, swimming,sailing, white- water rafting, baseball/softball, bowling, camping trips, and social events. There are over 400 children between the ages of 5 and 21, who participate in all of STRIDE programs.