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2016 Warrior Sports Program

Open to all Military Personnel, active and retired. Ages 18 years and up. Registration open until event fills.

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Warrior Sports Program Activity Descriptions -Summer

Pickleball Lessons/Scrimmages      

A sport that is tennis, badminton & table tennis all in one. Easier on the body than other court sports.

  • Meet 11:30am at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center:  501 Elizabeth St. SE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123, event is 12:30-2:50pm                           

Closed Course Cycling

Have you ever wondered how fast you can cycle on a closed course? Test your speed at the Balloon Fiesta Park Tuesday nights in June and July at 5:00pm. Please arrive by 4:00pm.

  • Meet at 4:00 at Balloon Fiesta Park: 5500 Balloon Fiesta Parkway, Albuquerque 87113, event is at 5:00pm

 

Badminton

A sport that is tennis, badminton & table tennis all in one. Easier on the body than other court sports.

  • Meet 11:30am at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center:  501 Elizabeth St. SE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123, event is 12:30-2:50pm

                      

Mountain Bike Trips to the Bosque

Join us in experiencing the Albuquerque Bosque on two wheels. Try mountain biking through the heart of the city, with these 4-6 mile group rides. Please come prepared for warm weather with drinking water and sun protection. Mountain bike group rides are limited to 8 participants, and all riders must be above 16 years of age. Helmets will be provided and are required.

  • Meet 8:00am at VA Hospital, return 12:30pm

 

Golf                                                           

Golf Center at Balloon Fiesta Park. Bucket of balls and unlimited par 3 walking course play.

  • Meet at 9:00am, play at 10:00am

Hiking Trip                                       

Sandia Mountain: Spring Trail (No.147) North Sandia        

4 miles RT       Elevation: 8470-9440 ft     Gain: 880 ft  
Trailhead: I-40 east to NM14, turn North, continue 6 miles on NM14.  Turn left onto NM536, drive 5.6 miles to parking lot for Tree Spring Trail

  • Meet at 8:00am at the VA Hospital, return approx. 4:00pm

Tennis

A free instructor-led “introduction to tennis” clinic for Veterans.  There will be four consecutive 1-hour sessions progressing from rules of the game to holding a racket, various swings, strategies, and then some doubles play. Rackets and Balls will be provided, dress with shorts, t-shirt and athletic shoes. This clinic will be held from 9:00am-1:00pm.

Home Run Derby                                         

Hit the ball out of the park during our Home Run Derby at USS Bullhead Park. Equipment will be provided.

  • Meet at 8:00am at Field#4 Bullhead Park, event is 9:00am – 12:00pm

Water Fitness                                    

Hour long, guided workout completed in about 4 feet of water. 

  • Meet at 7:00am at Highland Pool: 400 Jackson SE, Albuquerque 87108, event is 8:00 – 9:00am

Warrior Sports Program Activity Descriptions -Winter

Pickleball Lessons/Scrimmages   

A sport that is sweeping the country: tennis, badminton & table tennis all in one. Easier on the body than other court sports.

Meet 11:30am at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center: 501 Elizabeth St. SE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123, event is 12:30-2:50pm.                                                 

Snow Fat Bike Trip                                                      

Come join us in riding bikes across the snow! Try fat biking on huge tires to float through a landscape that has to be ridden to be believed. Rental of the bike is $45, and the trip is capped at five riders. Proper cold weather clothing is required, including warm gloves. Helmets are required.

This trip is weather dependent and is subject to date change.

Meet at 8:00am at VA Hospital, return 2:00pm

Golf                                                                                                            

Join us at the Golf Center at Balloon Fiesta Park to hit a bucket of balls and play the par 3 walking course (unlimited play). Unstructured, enjoy at your own pace! Lessons are available at a fee upon request.

Meet at 8:00am at VA Hospital, return 2:00pm

Skiing and Snowshoe Trips 

Winter snow trips to Santa Fe Ski Area! Your choice: snowshoe or ski. Vans will pick participants up at the VA Hospital and drive to the Santa Fe Ski Area. Package price includes equipment, transportation and lift ticket. Wear warm waterproof clothing and gloves.

Meet at the VA Hospital at 7:00am. Trip will return to the VA at approximately 5:30pm (depending on traffic).

 Watch for information coming this spring for the summer sports!

Contact:

Hugh Hulse at 505-224-6669

or

John Shields at 505-265-1711 ex.2030