Welcome to Taylor's Heroes

Taylor’s Heroes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides fitness and nutrition programs to children who want to lead a more active and healthy lifestyle. The organization was founded in memory of Taylor Miller, who was a Saratoga Springs High School graduate who was killed in Afghanistan in a suicide bomb attack on June 21, 2010.

Like many children, Taylor had struggled throughout his life with his weight and fitness. But prior to enlisting in the Army, Taylor set his sights on a specific goal of becoming physically fit. Through his own determination, and the support of friends and family, he lost over 60 pounds. He went from not being able to run more than a few yards, to running miles. Most importantly, he built his confidence and self-esteem in the process.


Unfortunately, Taylor’s life was cut short at age 19, just as he was enjoying all the benefits of being fit and healthy. To honor Taylor’s memory, Taylor’s Heroes would like to help you find the success Taylor experienced while you are young and have a lifetime to enjoy it. 


Taylor's Heroes accepts children ages 8-18 for a fun, FREE, 3-month program that includes weekly classes with a personal trainer, nutrition classes, 2 new sports/activities to try and the chance to win valuable gift cards at the end of the program. For more information, see our Program Page or email us at info@taylorsheroes.org.



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Announcing the 2014 Xtreme Boot Camp Challenge

This race is all about having fun while challenging yourself in a test of strength and endurance. The most important thing to do is HAVE FUN! Laugh incredibly hard, work your body hard and celebrate at the end of a tough but friendly competition filed with mud pits, fire hoses, spider webs of rope, tire walls, and surprise Boot Camp stations. Whether you want to have fun as a family or with a group of friends, or you are a serious athlete this course is for you. The course is like Taylor’s Heroes mission – have fun while being active and disregard any obstacles. We encourage families to run together and make this an annual family day. What a great way to show your kids that exercise can be fun!  Anyone can complete this course. If you think you can do it, or you think you can’t – you’re right!


Prizes for best team costumes – the crazier the better! There will also be prizes for fastest runners by age group.


Where: Saratoga Regional YMCA, 290 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 -- Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and the race starts at 10:30 a.m.


Click here to register!

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Taylor's Heroes Partners with The Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl in 2013

The Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl provides fans of all ages with an opportunity to experience college football in a festive setting while supporting the work of the game's charities: Taylor's Heroes and Saratoga Springs Pop Warner Football and Cheer. This annual community event features teams from the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL). Sprint football is Division I, varsity-level college tackle football where players may not weigh more than 172 pounds two days prior to kick off. Whether you have never seen sprint football, are a die-hard fan or just want to support Taylor's Heroes, consider buying some tickets before Friday September 13th for a healthy, kid friendly cause!


The game is September 21, 2013 at 1:00PM and pre-game activities begin at 12:45PM when Cornell and Franklin Pierce University meet at Saratoga Springs High School. This is where Taylor played football in 2007 & 2008, as well! 


Taylor's Heroes is selling tickets for this Saturday, September 21st event 

Proceeds of tickets sold by Taylor's Heroes go directly to our program and we can make up to $2,500 with your help!


Tickets are only $5 each and can be purchased directly from this page or from Leslie Forbert Miller by contacting her at 518-683-8425 or lmiller@taylorsheroes.org. Tickets are also available through our site via PayPal (which also accepts Visa, Mastercard, etc. and you don't need to have a PayPal account to checkout).

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Xtreme Boot Camp Challenge 2013

Thank you all so much for a great turnout of Taylor's Heroes Xtreme Boot Camp Challenge! It was a tremendous success and I'm sure Taylor would have been humbled. Take a look at our photos and we'll be posting more information soon.

Thanks again!

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Our first graduates of Taylor's Heroes!

Our first graduates of Taylor's Heroes! We are so proud of our boys! Not only did they receive an " I'm a hero" tee shirt that only participants in the program earn but they also were awarded gift certificates for Dick's Sporting Goods. The highest honor is the fact that they are the first of the thousands we plan to help.

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Rockin' On Toward Saturday

Five days and counting and we are counting on you!


The Refrigerators have the play list, the menu is ready, silent auction items are pouring in, so it’s time to get ready!

If you’re into the costume side of Rock of Ages, Google 1980’s clothing and you will find plenty of great ideas.


Ready to do some holiday shopping? The Silent Auction has everything from earrings to x-county ski rentals, eateries to wine!.

How about vacations in Florida to watch the Mets at spring training, or a weekend in Long Beach, CA when winter has gotten to you ?


The committee has been toying with what kind of Henna tattoo to get before things get crazy at her table. This is all the fun of a tattoo and no lingering commitment.


So grab some friends and buy some tickets now while they are still only $65. They are $75 at the door and you know you’re going to come to the party~ save the money and use that savings to buy a souvenir tee shirt at the party.


Did I mention there is free beer and wine courtesy of Saratoga Eagle and Empire North Distributers?!


And if you want to make Saturday a complete night out contact Leslie Miller at 518-226-0051 for more information on special rates for overnight rooms at the Residence Inn or Courtyard by Marriott.


You have to love this area~ people really know how to get behind a great cause.



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Contact Us!

Taylor's Heroes

PO Box 185

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


A Huge Thanks to our Rockin' Sponsors!