Join Project New Hope Inc. and spend each Friday afternoon in July at Cardinal Ridge Equestrian Center in Oxford, MA engaging in equine assisted learning activities. The team is skilled in collaborating with Veterans and the issues they face.

Participants will spend each Friday building relationships with horses. Learning to brush, lead, and ride horses. The goal to ride independently by the last night. Dinner will be provided either inside or out. Demonstration will be given of show jumping.


Please send questions to Susan Wilder at or call 508-762-9738.


Lunch will be provided by Chick-Fil-A of Worcester and the Hole in One prize is sponsored by Wagner Motors

Registration is $125/player.  To register:
1. To pay by Credit Card, visit the link below. Register as an individual but make sure you identify a team captain of your 4-person team and enter their name.

2. To pay by Check– Make checks payable to Project New Hope and mail to: Project New Hope, 70 James Street, Suite 155 Worcester, MA 01603.

Other ways to Participate

Sponsor A HOLE: Platinum – $1500.00 (hole sign and foursome), Gold –
$500.00 or Silver – $250.00 (A sign/flag with your name and/or business will
be placed at the hole.).

Donor: $100.00 donor (your name and/or business will be placed on the donation flyer.

Raffle: Donate a Gift Card or item for the Raffle.

Sponsor A VET(S): Sponsor a Vet to play by donating registration fee(s).

Contact: CAPT Robyn Coons, Tournament Administrator 978-796-1084 or 508-887-6264 ~


2022 will mark twelve years of PNH working to restore hope for all Veterans and their families where hope may have been lost. As a New England-based, military-affiliated, resource hub, we find and deliver the wellness resources needed by Veterans, Service Members, their families, and units currently deployed together. Our food and baby pantries provide basic needs and nutrition to many military families. Our social events and outreach activities provide connection and peer support. Our retreats provide hands on healing opportunities for military servicemen, Veterans, and families who have experienced the invisible wounds of war.

Our new case management program helps “connect the dots” for those struggling with the inherent complexity of our current military system. PNH is connected to all branches of the US Military, working closely with Veteran Service Organizations, VA programs and organizations. PNH is unique in that our interactions focus on each individual and family and what they need and hope for themselves, and for their children.

Event starts at our sponsor, Wagner Motorsports located at 700 Plantation Street in Worcester. The Police escorted ride will end at The Vernon Hill American Legion Post 435, 267 Providence Street, Worcester, MA.

The event will include:

  • Police escorted Ride
  • Lunch
  • Camaraderie, Raffles, Music and More!

Registration begins at 9:30AM with kickstands up at 11:30AM. Lunch and Entertainment will go until 4PM.

Event Supported by Sons of Blackwater Military Motorcycle Club
Vernon Hill American Legion Post Chapter 435 Riders

Sponsor Registration Form



The 1st Battalion, 182nd Infantry Regiment deployed five (5) companies and a Battalion Headquarters throughout Afghanistan from March 2011-2012. During that time Soldiers within the platoons throughout the 182nd Infantry greatly contributed to an entire generation of Afghans understanding of real freedom and security that we provided them. Your contributions 11 years ago are some of the most important that you’ll ever have and are still very much appreciated. This reunion is for all of you regardless of what company or platoon you were in. Grab your battle buddies and show up. Those that have been attending throughout the years are reestablishing friendships and building new ones with like-minded people that did what you did.

  • The entire facility is reserved from Friday, September 30, 2022 beginning at 3:00 PM until Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 10:00 AM.
  • Feel free to take your significant other and children. Those traveling or wish to stay the whole weekend or just part of it can check-in Friday at 3:00 PM
  • Individuals just attending the reunion portion can arrive Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM.
  • Children activities will take place in the Gymnasium from 1400 to 1800 and join parents for Supper Saturday evening.
  • Everyone has to Register by September 17th, 2022 for Food ordering and logistics.

We’ve reserved plenty of exciting and relaxing activities like Pontoon Boat Rides, indoor rock climbing, biking, fishing, hiking, or chilling on the beach by the fire pit.


A caregiver can be the spouses, parents, family members and friends who care for America’s wounded, ill or injured Veterans. An interactive and immersive layered session that explores creative approaches to self-care strategies, resiliency awareness, and supportive resources to develop and implement ways to overcome adversity.

The Workshops will provide Military and Veteran caregivers the tools and support they need to explore helpful strategies to develop, implement, and maintain self-care to gain balance of mind, body, and soul.

  • Engage in meaningful dialog that fosters collaboration and teamwork to help each other excel in caregiver skills and techniques.
  • Learn about supportive resources (respite care programs) to increase caregiver opportunities.
  • Gain a better understanding of self-care, resiliency, and overcoming adversity, which is important to building a positive legacy.
  • Participate in workshop exercises to increase self-awareness.

Jennifer Foxworthy was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania. Jennifer Foxworthy graduated high school in 1991, and then embarked on a journey that would lead her into an illustrious career serving in the United States Navy. Jennifer served her country proudly for 21 years (September 23, 1991, to April 30, 2013) retiring as a Chief Petty Officer.


Author, speaker, coach and trainer, Dee Woolridge served over 30 years in the US. Navy where she assisted countless service members, communities, families, and civic organizations. Dee is the founder of The Heart Centered Institute a personal and professional development and training company that focuses on effective communication, positive mindset, and resilience.

Join PNH for a weekend retreat that will teach you how to:

  • Better managing stress
  • Build resiliency
  • Cope with and respond to stressful situations and triggers
  • Social rejection, verbal, and physical bullying.
  • Suicidal idealization and self-harm
  • LGBTQ in the military

Then challenge yourself by taking part in exciting and relaxing activities like indoor rock climbing, hiking, yoga, reflexology, massage, reiki, IET, Mindfulness.


Living at Peace with our Un-peacefulness.

Post Traumatic Stress, Military and combat trauma are more than just a set of psychological symptoms, such as sleeplessness, anxiety, and depression. The more fundamental injuries are moral and spiritual in nature. Mindfulness-Meditation provides a road map that can support the practitioner in navigating a road to living at peace with un-peacefulness.

In this retreat we will learn meditation practices that are rooted in our daily life activities. These meditation practices can support us in coming to terms with the emotional, spiritual, and moral wounds of our training and combat services. Hundreds of Veterans have found these retreats invaluable in discovering how to live at peace with our un-peacefulness.

In Vietnam Claude AnShin Thomas, native of Pennsylvania, survived as a helicopter crew chief being shot down five times. On the fifth occasion, in mid-1967, he was shot down in the Mekong Delta. The pilot and commander were killed, and the gunner and Thomas were wounded. Thomas received 25 Air Medals, the equivalent of 625 combat hours, and 625 combat missions. Thomas also received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Purple Heart.

1995 Claude AnShin Thomas became fully ordained as a Zen Buddhist in the Japanese Soto Zen tradition. He is the author of AT HELL’S GATE: A Soldier’s Journey from War to Peace (Shambhala 2004) and Bringing Meditation to Life (Oakwood Publishing, 2021). He has taken vows of mendicancy, meaning that he is reliant on the generosity of others for his sustenance. He has no permanent home but serves others through almost constant travel. So, the years and months of COVID have provided quite some challenges to this lifestyle.


This retreat is for individual Veterans and/or Couples

Escape the darkness of PTS and other life struggles with a clear goal and a solid plan. This Ladder UPP retreat will help you figure out where you are going and how to use your traumas and trials as fuel to live.

You will learn tools for recovery, PTS, and depression, or just a difficult trial or transition in life. Join us on this weeklong retreat in beautiful Maine and take a step towards living free. “The Ladder UPP” is a data-driven program and has been proven effective and might just be the step up you need. Thankfully, he found his “reason to live” and the journey has continued. Wherever you are at, welcome to this retreat.

Then challenge yourself by taking part in exciting and relaxing activities on the 133 acres of property, walk down to the beach (just 3 blocks away) and enjoy the sunrise. Head out to the observation deck and watch the birds and other wildlife. Sit around a campfire and roast marshmallows and enjoy each other’s company. Wellness activities like hiking, yoga, reflexology, massage, reiki, IET, Mindfulness to name a few.

Learn more about Silouan and “The Ladder UPP” at