OUR MAJOR EVENTS (ONSITE & OFFSITE)

The following events are a wonderful part of the Clear Path for Veterans experience.

Upcoming Program Events:

All program events are open to Veterans, military members, caregivers, and their family members. 

Visit our Events Calendar for more event information and details on how to register.

Red, White & Blue Barbecue presented by SRC, Inc. - Postponed

The Red, White & Blue Barbecue presented by SRC, Inc. is a yearly celebration of Clear Path and the first fundraiser our co-founders started with a down-home backyard barbecue feel that supports our programs and services. Our culinary team will be preparing a delicious meal featuring unique dishes and sides, festive desserts, plus a variety of bourbon, wine, and craft beer selections. The evening will also include the regionally-acclaimed The Fabulous Ripcords. Come out to Clear Path for a lively night of fun and festivities.

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, and that is how this event found its roots.

 

Operation HEROES 2021: Walk, Run, & Cycle - June 18 - 27, 2021

Operation HEROES 2021 is a walk, run and cycle event that you can take part in from the comfort and safety of your own home base. Take a walk with your family, go for a run, walk your dog, or get your bike out and take a nice ride. It is important that as a community we all do our part to show our support to the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. Your registration donation and donation pledge will be put directly back into supporting our essential programs and services at Clear Path for Veterans. 

NEW in 2021!

  • Get your Operation HEROES event t-shirt! Register by June 4th and receive your event t-shirt in time for the event start date of June 18th. Those who register after June 4th will still be able to receive an event t-shirt that will arrive after the event date.
  • Get your miles in at the Clear Path campus! Did you know that the Clear Path campus has over 3 miles of walking trails? Join us on June 19th from 9:00 to 11:00, June 24th from 3:30 to 5:30, and June 27th from 2:00 to 4:00 to walk, run, or cycle our trails.
  • Introducing Challenges! This year we are offering you a series of fitness challenges that you can pick from to do in memory or honor of the Veteran or military member in your life.
  • Engage with us on the Strava App! This year we are using the app Strava for tracking activity and miles as well as an Operation HEROES Club that all participants can connect in.
 

Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Golf Tournament - August 2, 2021

The Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Golf Tournament is held each year to honor our Vietnam Veterans and The Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 103. Originally hosted annually by Chapter 103 as a memorial fundraiser, Clear Path for Veterans is honored to carry on this tournament for our Vietnam Veterans and Chapter 103. The event is held every year at the Pompey Club golf course.

2021’s event will be on August 2nd. Registration will be from 8:00 am to 9:30 am where coffee and doughnuts being served. The Captain n Crew Shotgun start will begin at 10:00 am followed by lunch at the turnaround. At the completion of the rounds, Pompey Golf Course will serve their famous steak dinner will all the fixings and the winners, prizes, and raffles will be announced.

 

Register today for the Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Golf Tournament.

 

 

Ride for Clear Path - September 26, 2021

In 2013, Clear Path for Veterans hosted its first organized motorcycle ride. This ride was dedicated to Veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice. More than 100 motorcycles arrived at 1223 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 hundreds of motorcyclists participating each year. Our expected yearly attendance for the event is more than 400 people. Lunch following the ride will include a delicious chicken barbecue.

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.

Click here for full details.

 

 

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, Neb. canteen. This canteen ended up feeding and providing a place of comfort to all the men headed across the country to fight in World War II. Each week, our culinary team prepares a complimentary 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. The 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 servicemen 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.