Free Athletic Participation
STRIDE (Sports & Therapeutic Recreation Instruction/ Developmental Education) is a nonprofit volunteer organization founded in 1986 that is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults who have disabilities or special needs. The multidisciplinary educational organization offers recreational opportunities and access to sports such as skiing and snowboarding, biking, baseball, sailing, bowling, swimming and golf. STRIDE’s therapeutic programs, which are free to participants and run entirely on a volunteer basis, are designed to develop confidence and a better self-image. STRIDE does not cater to any one type of disability—its programs are open to everyone.