OUR MAJOR EVENTS (ONSITE & OFFSITE)

The following events are a wonderful part of the Clear Path for Veterans experience.

They are a great place for Veterans and non-Veterans alike to connect, have fun and help us raise funds for our many valuable programs and services.

Red, White & Blue Barbecue presented by SRC, Inc. - June 15, 2019

The Red, White & Blue Barbecue presented by SRC, Inc. is a down-home country hoedown that supports our programs and services. Our culinary team under the direction of Culinary Director / Executive Chef Christopher Griffin will be preparing a delicious meal featuring unique dishes and sides, festive desserts, plus a variety of bourbon, wine and craft beer selections. The evening will also include the regionally-acclaimed The Fabulous Ripcords. Come out to Clear Path for lively night of fun and festivities.

If you would like to provide an opportunity to a Veteran to attend the event at no charge, you are welcome to purchase a "Sponsor a Veteran" ticket.

The purpose behind the Red, White & Blue Barbecue is two-fold. First, we want to showcase the work being done at Clear Path for Veterans, and second, we want you to have a great time for a worthy cause.

During his tenure as Syracuse University’s head football coach, Doug Marrone and his wife, Helen, saw the great work being done at Clear Path for Veterans and wanted to be a part of an organization that was truly giving back to our CNY Veterans. Doug and Helen suggested that we hold a barbecue to raise money to fund our programs and services, and that is how this event found its roots.

Full details coming soon.

 

Tour de Clear Path - July 7, 2019

The Tour de Clear Path is a community ride featuring distance options of 50 and 25 miles. Advance general registration for all participants is $50 by 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 5. If you register at the $125 level you will receive an exclusive jersey, but that registration closes at the end of May. The 50-mile ride will begin at 8 a.m.; the 25-mile ride takes off at 8:30 a.m..

Your registration includes barbecue lunch, snack station at the halfway point and more.

Click here for more details and to register.

 

Warrior Classic Golf Tournament at Turning Stone presented by NBT Bank - Aug. 19, 2019

Our second annual Warrior Classic will be held at the Shenendoah Golf Club at Turning Stone. Be among the first to experience Turning Stone's new Shenendoah Golf Course. Shenendoah offers 18 holes of PGA-level golf in a spectacular natural setting. Your registration ($250 per golfer / $950 per foursome) includes a round of golf, cart rental, goody bag, continental breakfast and lunch, plus awards in multiple categories.

Full details coming soon.

 

 

Ride for Clear Path - Sept. 29, 2019

In 2013, Clear Path for Veterans hosted its first organized motorcycle ride. This ride was dedicated to Veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice. More than 100 motorcycles arrived at 1223 Salt Springs Road and rode on a spectacularly scenic hour-long trip through Madison County. Upon return of bikes, we serve a delicious barbecue lunch.

Self-guided tours, music, and raffles are some of the featured activities. This event provides our guests, many of whom are Veterans, the opportunity to learn about our programs and services.

The ride continues to grow each year, with more than 150 motorcycles in 2014 and 250 motorcycles in 2015. Our expected yearly attendance for the event is over 400 people. The menu consists of barbecue chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, assorted side dishes and dessert.

We will have music, raffles and refreshments. Your registration fee includes coffee and snacks before the ride and a savory BBQ lunch after the ride. The ride will begin and end at Clear Path for Veterans. We will update this page with full details in the coming months.

Full details coming soon.

 

 

Climb for a Purpose - Oct. 12-22, 2019

Clear Path for Veterans is working with Embark Explorations to take 11 Veterans to Tanzania in eastern Africa with the purpose of raising awareness that there are many Veterans and communities striving to live a purpose driven life. These Veterans will be climbing Africa’s highest mountain – Mount Kilimanjaro at 19,341 ft. – and they will also be supporting and collaborating with two organizations during their time there: Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP) and the Red Sweater Project.

The Veterans will strengthen trusts and bonds, not only among themselves but with the people of Tanzania. Understanding different cultures and adapting to new environments easily, they hope to establish new friendships and improve the lives of others as well as their own.

Click here for more details and to support the Veterans.

 

 

RECURRING EVENTS

In any community, it’s nice to have familiar places, faces and events.  Our recurring events are fantastic for relaxation, wellness and camaraderie. 

Weekly Canteen

Our Wednesday Canteen is modeled after the North Platte, Neb. canteen. This canteen ended up feeding and providing a place of comfort to all the men headed across country to fight in World War II. Each week, our culinary team volunteers are led by Culinary Director/Executive Chef Christopher Griffin in preparing a complimentary lunch open to all active duty and Veteran men, women and their immediate families.

This nutritious lunch is served in a welcoming environment to men and women of all service eras. Canteen is an opportunity for us to engage the local community. We love to work with families to establish mutually beneficial relationships.

Supporting our local farmers is crucial to a healthy community. We are always open to new partnerships. While every Canteen is a way for us to honor service men and women of all eras, we like to offer the opportunity to host Memorial Canteens. We will prepare his or her favorite meal, feature pictures and a pamphlet telling their life story and dedicate words to their memory. This is a way to honor a fallen friend or family member within the local military community.

 

Sunday Brunch

What better way to meet and talk with your fellow Veterans than over a delicious brunch? Grab a cup of coffee, eat a wholesome meal and enjoy the company of your brethren. Join us for our annual Easter and Mother's Day brunches. Other brunches are scheduled periodically throughout the year. View our calendar for upcoming dates.