Cow Harbor Warriors Overview

Established in 2012, “Cow Harbor Warriors” is 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. It is made up of a team of dedicated Northport community members focused on "honoring and enabling“ individuals in the tri-state area who were wounded as a result of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), by raising funds and awareness and enlisting the community’s support for organizations that advance wounded warriors past their visible and invisible injuries. The Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend was created as a way to raise funds and awareness for the veterans and veterans organizations we support, by inviting wounded warriors, their families and our community members to a weekend of recreation, celebration and appreciation.

Cow Harbor Warriors Weekend

For the past 14 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 returning home. The Northport and Huntington communities have continued to support our troops and remember our veterans in many ways. As of today more than 53,000 American service men and women have been physically injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. It is estimated that over 400,000 service men and women suffer from the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 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 tristate wounded warriors and veterans in need.

2014: Cow Harbor Warriors Donates $75,000 to Local Veterans Organizations

On April 11, 2014 Cow Harbor Warriors announced a 22-week awareness campaign leading up to the Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend this past September 5 – 7 2014. Warrior Weekend was created to thank and help enable local and tristate OIF/OEF veterans to advance past their injuries, including the often invisible ones such as post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). In 2014 the organization made a special effort to raise awareness regarding the 22 suicides affecting veterans each day.

During the 22 weeks leading up to the second Warrior Weekend, CHW ran a succession of awareness activities and fund raising events designed to publicize not only Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend, but, more importantly, the reasons why it is so incredibly necessary to hold this event – including letting the public know about issues affecting veterans.

The hard fact that some 22 veterans take their own lives each day is a tragedy beyond measure. Each year, the number of veterans who die by their own hand eclipses the total OEF/OIF U.S. military killed in action since 9/11. Organizations like the Semper Fi Fund, Paws of War, Northport VA Medical Center, Medicinal Missions and other support organizations are doing what they can to help, and we commend them for their efforts.

Thanks to our volunteers, partners, our community and our supporters for making Warrior Weekend a resounding success, Cow Harbor Warriors was able to donate $25,000 each to the Semper Fi Fund, the Northport VAMC specialty programs, and Paws of War. On April 16th, CHW will again launch its 22 week awareness and funding raising campaign leading up to our 2015 Warrior Weekend.

Weekend Events

Warrior Welcome Parade
4-Mile Warrior Run
Fishing for Freedom Tournament
CHW Golf Tournament
Adaptive Water Sports
Northport Sunset Clam Bake
Farewell Breakfast

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