The torch relay for New York’s largest sporting event made a scheduled stop at STRIDE's SHARE Center on its way to Lake Placid. The Empire State Winter Games torch arrived on Tuesday, January 28 th at 6PM to honor STRIDE’s Sled Warriors, a sled hockey team of local athletes with disabilities. The team, which won a silver medal in last year’s games, is hungry for gold this year and looking for a supportive send off from the community. Remarks from Assemblyman Jake Ashby were made to the crowd. 
 The trip of the torch over 700 miles is symbolic of the games uniting the entire state in friendly competition which is inclusive of athletes with disabilities.