This year’s Warrior Weekend will be very similar to previous years, as we will again house, host and transport wounded veterans/veterans in need and their families for a 2 day weekend event of appreciation, recreation and celebration. As 9/11 falls on a Sunday and realizing that many of these soldiers as well as our own communities will be paying respect to those who had perished, we have decided to hold only a two day weekend of activities on September 9th and 10th, that our entire community can participate in while helping our cause to honor and enable wounded veterans and veterans in need. During the 22 weeks leading up to the 4th Warrior Weekend, Cow Harbor Warriors will have a succession of awareness activities and fund raising events designed to publicize not only the 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.
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DAY OF RACE: Expect traffic entering Crab Meadow. Plan to arrive @7:00 AM
The Capt. Joseph J. Boccia Jr. USMC 4-Mile Warrior Run:
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone officially announced the formation of the Suffolk County Veterans Racing Series (click for more info) and we are honored to have the Capt. Joseph Boccia 4 Mile Warrior Run as one of 8 races chosen in this endeavor. The Veteran Run Series is participation-based and will serve to publicize all series races in the hopes of increasing turnout for all associated events. The goal is to make each participating race as successful as it possibly can be, thereby making the biggest positive impact for our local veterans. Those who run and/or volunteer in seven out of eight races in the Series will receive a participation medal. Challenge Coins will be presented to qualifying participants in January 2017 at a special ceremony which will include their family and members of each race committee.
Race RouteThe run starts at picturesque Crab Meadow Beach Park on Long Island Sound - travels a flat course along Makamah preserve, turns up a hill through a quiet Northport neighborhood, it continues along the rolling bluffs overlooking Northport Harbor, and it finishes fast back down a hill to a flat finish back at Crab Meadow Beach.
Saturday - September 10th - 7:15am Crab Meadow Golf Course
On Saturday Sept 10th, 2016, The Cow Harbor Warriors will hold its 3rd “Driving for the Brave” Golf tournament at Northport's own Crab Meadow Golf Course, organized by Hoops of Northport. This is one of sporting events that will be taking place on Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend in order to raise funds and awareness for organizations that help advance our wounded vets past their injuries. By inviting Tri-State Wounded Warriors and our community to participate in a two day event that our friends, families and the Northport community could get behind , we in turn, empower and honor our wounded service men and women. The 9 hole golf tournament will give Northport and surrounding area golfers the chance to play for our warriors from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Golf Tournament SponsorshipsPin Flag and Tee box sponsorships are now available.
This is a great opportunity to market your company and show your support for Cow Harbor Warriors and our mission.
Adaptive Water Sports
Saturday - September 10th, 2016 @ 9:00AM - Steers Beach
Beautiful Steers Beach, located on the eastern shore of Northport bay, will be the ultimate destination for our Cow Harbor Warriors and their families to enjoy a fun and adventure filled day in the sun. Warriors and their families will learn to Kayak, Stand up paddle board and explore the coves and coastline of Northport Bay. When it’s time to kick it up a notch, our Warriors and their families will climb onto tubes and banana boats for some high speed thrill rides in the waters right offshore. Worn out from a 4 mile run or a round of Golf? No problem. Kick back on the beach, dig your feet in the sand and enjoy the view. Lunch is served when the grills get hot and plenty of on-the-beach activities will let our guests enjoy the day….Northport Style!
Beach Bum Boot Camp
Saturday - September 10th, 2013 @ 9:00AM - Steers Beach
The families of our Warriors will make memories of their own at Steers Beach participating in a wide range of totally awesome activities. We’ll start the morning off with yoga on the beach for the adults as well as kids and continue the day with events that appeal to all ages. The Turtle Tug of War will determine who is the strongest while the Treasure Hunt will add a little mystery to the day. The Octopus Obstacle Course may get you slimed if you’re slow, but a quick jump in the water will fix that. For those interested in a more relaxing day, face painting, a sand castle competition, crafts and a water balloon toss will be sure to keep everyone happy. These and other exciting beach activities are sure to make for a fun-filled day in beautiful Northport.
Northport Sunset Clambake Fundraiser
Saturday - September 10th, 2016 @ 6:00PM - Crab Meadow Beach Pavilion
Our Warriors, their families, sponsors and paid guests will be dining to the finest seafood and delicacies our area has to offer. Located on the beach in Crab Meadow, this is truly is the highlight of the weekend and it’s not to be missed. Entertainment will be provided by very special musical guests to round off this celebratory evening. Join us as we honor our courageous guests and their families to our beautiful community.