Step Up for the Brave: Stair Climb Challenge is a unique, vertical course where participants are encouraged to conquer their personal goal of in honor of the brave men and women who have served our country. Challenge yourself to complete the 1,000 step target as many times as you can. Participants have at least 1.5 hours to go around the course as often as they can. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female climbers and the top individual fundraiser.
Bring your friends and family to cheer you on! Fun is front and center with activities and games like Giant Jenga, Ring Toss, Cornhole, and more. We welcome people of all ages to come and join us at the Webster Bank Arena, with anyone 8 years old or older eligible to climb.
Proceeds from Step Up for the Brave will support Homes for the Brave‘s mission to help homeless individuals – almost all of whom are Veterans – return to productive and meaningful lives.
Thank You To Our Sponsors:
Platinum: The HonorBound Foundation, iHeartMedia and Webster Bank Arena
Silver: AT&T, BTX Global Logistics, and Deadlocked Escape Rooms
Bronze: American Medical Response, Bernadette Baldino, Dworken Hillman LaMorte & Sterczala P.C., Knights of Columbus Park City Council #16, Newtown Savings Bank, People's United Bank, Pullman & Comley LLC, R.D. Scinto, Spadaccino Realty Team, Vazzy's, Webster Bank and the Will Perez Jr. Memorial Foundation
There are several ways you can "Step Up" and help:
- Be a Team Captain: Recruit others and help raise funds as a team. Compete within your team or against other teams to see who can raise the most money.
- Participate as a Climber: Challenge yourself to conquer your personal best.
- Participate as a Virtual Climber: Create a fundraising page or team to support Homes for the Brave.
- Be a Sponsor: Companies and individuals can sponsor the event or a flight of stairs in honor or memory of a personal hero or loved one. Please contact Elizabeth Gorenbergh by email or by phone: (203) 338-0669.
ABOUT HOMES FOR THE BRAVE:
Homes for the Brave (HFTB) has 42 beds of transitional housing for homeless men with 37 designated for Veterans.
Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes (FS:FH), housed at the PFC Nicholas A. Madaras Home, has 15 beds of transitional housing for female veterans and 5 for their young children.
Waldorf Supportive Housing contains 9 units of permanent housing with case management for formerly homeless individuals with priority given to Veterans and those with histories of chronic homelessness.
The Veteran's Service Center offers a full slate of programming to all veterans in need of assistance. From computer classes and job placement workshops to facilitating access to government resources and visits with a therapy dog, the Service Center offers something for every Veteran.