Events

 

OUR ANNUAL FUNDRAISERS

These 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.

Mega Murph - May 27, 2017

Mega Murph at Clear Path for Veterans is an outdoor competition where athletes participate in the hero WOD Murph: a 1-mile run, 100 pullups, 200 pushups, 300 squats and a 1-mile run. This is a day for athletes and the community to come together to honor the memory of U.S. Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy and to recognize all Veterans who serve our country.

We welcome athletes of all ability levels to participate to the level of their choosing. This is a family-friendly event that welcomes spectators to watch and cheer all who are competing.

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Red, White & Blue BBQ - June 17, 2017

Presented by Sun Chevy & Auto Warehouse and China Towne Furniture and Mattress

The Red, White & Blue Barbecue is a down-home country hoedown that supports our programs and services! Our menu includes Dinosaur BBQ, pig roast, festive desserts, plus bourbon and wine selections from across the state. Live music this year will be provided by The Highjivers, and dancing is encouraged! Come out to Clear Path for lively night of fun and festivities.

Tickets for adults 18 and over are $85 pre-sale, $100 at the door; children are $40 pre-sale, $50 at the door; 8 years and under are free. 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. That is how this event found its roots.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

 

Ride for Clear Path - Sept. 24, 2017

In 2013, Clear Path for Veterans hosted their first organized motorcycle ride. This ride was dedicated to Veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice. More than 100 motorcycles arrived at 1233 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. Early-bird registration ends Sept 17. You can still register the day of the event at the increased fee of $30 per person.

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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, Nebraska 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 U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Chef Christopher Griffin in preparing a free 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.

 

 

Family & Warrior Resets

Real health for our fellow warriors is wellness of body, mind and spirit. That’s what the warrior reset is all about. The day begins with acupuncture, mindfulness and meditation.

There's a presentation of programs, breaks with a nutritious lunch and finishes with one-on-one modalities. Using integrative medicine, people experience rejuvenation, peace of mind, balance and vitality. 

Check out our events calendar to find the date of our next Family & Warrior Reset.

 

 

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.