Cow Harbor Warriors Overview
Established in 2012, “Cow Harbor Warriors” is 501c3 not for profit organization. It is made up of a team of dedicated Northport community members focused on "honoring and enabling" our Tri-State Wounded Warriors from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) by raising funds and awareness and enlisting the community’s support for organizations that advance our wounded warriors past their visible and invisible injuries. The Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend was created as a way to raise funds and awareness for our supported veterans organizations, by inviting the Tri-State Wounded Warriors, their families and our community members to a weekend of recreation, celebration and appreciation.
Cow Harbor Warriors WeekendFor the past 10 years the men and women of America’s armed forces have been fighting for our freedom abroad and now, our veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are starting to return home. The Northport and Huntington communities have continued to support our troops and remember our veterans in many ways. As of today more than 48,000 American service men and women have been physically injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. In working with organizations that advance the recovery of our OIF/OEF veterans , Cow Harbor Warriors has encouraged their community to help to create an annual weekend of recreation, celebration and appreciation in order to honor and enable the Tri-State wounded warriors.
Last Year’s 2012 Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend resultsIn 2012 we were honored to invite and house 22 Tri-State Wounded Warriors from the Wounded Warrior Project and their families to participate in a spectacular three day event during our first ever Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend. We are extremely proud of all of our volunteers, supporters and sponsors who had made every aspect of our mission and the event an enormous success. As a result of our 2012 fund raising success, we were able to fund the entire weekend to benefit our invited warriors, and also were able to make a donation to the Wound Warrior Project on behalf of Cow Harbor Warriors for the amount of $82,047.
Thanks to our partners, our community and our supporters, we will continue our volunteer mission to honor and enable OIF/OEF wounded veterans in the tri state area as well as support organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project that are committed to helping our warriors adjust to their “new normal”.
Warrior Welcome Parade
4-Mile Warrior Run
Fishing for Freedom Tournament
CHW Golf Tournament
Adaptive Water Sports
Northport Sunset Clam Bake