The STRIDE Adaptive Sports organization organized a sled hockey learn-to-play session in Albany for wounded warriors and people with disabilities.
Stride Adaptive Sports offers adaptive sports and recreation lessons to people with disabilities with a focus on youth and wounded warriors.
"I deal with anger management quite a bit, and this allows me to express myself professionally and in a controlled environment,” Army combat veteran and Capital District Sled Warriors member James Wilson said.
Through life-changing sport and recreation programs, the mission of the nonprofit is to educate and empower individuals with special needs so they can sustain healthy, active and fun lifestyles.
As a result of being involved in sport and recreational activities, participants are able to remove boundaries, fulfill dreams, enhance their self-esteem and empower themselves.
"It will be great to go to the Paralympics if I work hard enough. That's my goal," Schenectady resident Noorjahan Ahmad said. "This is the life I want. I want to start here and move forward and get better at it."
To get involved with Strides' mission visit their website at www.stride.org for more information.