Re: [KingstonPaddlePals] Empire State Games
Allready signed #722.Tom GalvinCommodoreCold Spring Kayak Club914-213-3421
--- On Fri, 1/16/09, Ivan <is.wolfram@...> wrote:
From: Ivan <is.wolfram@...>
Subject: [KingstonPaddlePals] Empire State Games
Date: Friday, January 16, 2009, 1:03 PMBecause of NYS budget problems the Empire State Games have been
drastically cut back this year.
The Masters division for older athletes as been entirely eliminated.
Unlike the other divisions the Masters was self funding.
The Masters athletes do not get room, meals, or transportation; and
they have to pay an entry fee and pay for their uniforms if required.
As in the other divisions most organizers and workers are volunteers.
This year the games are local; to be held in Dutchess and Ulster
I am disapponted because I was planning to compete in the Long
As you might know I took a bronze medal last year in Binghamton.
I was hoping to better this year locally.
The link below is an on-line petition to the Governor Patterson and
Parks Commissioner Ash to look more closely at the economics involved
and possibly restore the Masters division.
I would appreciate it if you would look at this and sign it if you
http://www.petition online.com/ EmpMas09/
If you are not familiar with the Empire State games see this link:
http://www.empirest ategames. org/summer/ sitemap.asp