Wildcats take overall title at Wounded Warrior Challenge, thousands of dollars raised


Wildcats take overall title at Wounded Warrior Challenge, thousands of dollars raised

April 29, 2024
Thousands of Dollars Raised for Wounded Warrior Project

 Ten years ago, the Warwick and North Rockland Athletic programs created the Wounded Warrior Challenge. The concept: a single-day event during which most of the two schools’ spring athletic teams would compete. The goal was to raise money and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project.

This year’s Wounded Warrior Challenge took place on Saturday, April 27. From the moment Wounded Warrior Project speaker Jacob Norotsky addressed the audience, through every competitive matchup, it was an exciting day for all. Overall, the Wildcats prevailed and took the overall title for a third time in four years. North Rockland, however, is still the all-time leader, with five overall titles to Warwick’s three — and one tie!

Warwick Boys Lacrosse overcame a 4-3 halftime deficit to earn a win. The junior varsity squad also posted a win. Warwick Girls Lacrosse lost a close one, 9-7, while the junior varsity girls earned a 9-8 win.

Varsity Baseball battled back from an early deficit, but came up just short of a win. The junior varsity baseball team also played a tough game, but came out with a loss. Wildcats varsity Softball defeated the undefeated Red Raiders 1-0. The junior varsity team lost a close game, 2-1. 

Wildcats Tennis defeated North Rockland 4-3 in a very close match.

The overall title came down to the winner in Boys & Girls Golf. The Wildcats Girls Golf team tied North Rockland. The Wildcats Boys Golf team pulled through for a two stroke win.

The event raised thousands of dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project Charity whose first office was in the clocktower building on Main Street in Warwick, New York. Many are already looking forward to next years event on the North Rockland Campus.

Thank you from Wildcats Athletics to the many volunteers who made the day special, including students Alex Morse, Elizabeth Laino, Casey Fox, Nadia Ali, and Kaylyann Mela. Roy Quackenbush came in early to prep the fields, and parents Lindsay Frederick, Margaret Accardo, Kellyann Hennessy, Lori Sirico, Tara Judd, and Tyler Frederick (a WVMS student) helped with event coordination.




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