STRIDE is an organization that offers sports opportunities for individuals with disabilities. They focus on youth with disabilities and Wounded Warriors. In the mission statement that’s posted on STRIDE’s website, STRIDES mission is to educate and empower individuals with special needs in life-changing sport and recreation programs to sustain healthy, active and fun lifestyles.

There’s a group of people that will be helping to raise money for STRIDE. World Class Gymnastics Academy at 630 Columbia Street Extension in Latham will be hosting the second annual Adult Exhibition on August 23 starting at 1:00 p.m. All money raised at the Adult Exhibition goes to STRIDE. The Exhibition will have demonstrations and showcases of the talents by the adult gymnasts. Also a dance program has been added to the event. Dan Bazile from Newschannel 13 (WNYT) will be the emcee.

Last year they raised about $650.00 for STRIDE. They are also looking for donations of items and services to raffle off at the exhibition. All of the money raised from the donations also goes to STRIDE. There will be a $5.00 donation at the door. Doors will be open around 12:00 p.m., and people can come in to get their seats and check out what will be available for the raffles.

Eric Weiskopf, Jamie Brough and Bro. Lou Roberts
Eric Weiskopf, Jamie Brough and Bro. Lou Roberts (Photo By Flounder/WGNA)

I had the chance to talk about The Adult Exhibition with Eric Weiskopf, a coach at World Class Gymnastics Academy and Jamie Brough, the Development Director at Stride Adaptive Sports. They are our guests on Capital Region Sunday. You can hear our conversation and find out more about The Adult Exhibition and STRIDE. Capital Region Sunday will air on 107.7 WGNA from 6:00 a.m. to 6:10 a.m. Sunday (June 21).

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