More Than 200 Participate in Bank of America Youth Olympics

(Jul. 11, 2019)

3 Local Youth playing Frisbee Golf

More than 200 young athletes from the city of Utica flocked to Seymour Park this morning to participate in the Bank of America Youth Olympics. Now in its 19th year, the Youth Olympics are a joint partnership between the Boilermaker Road Race, City of Utica Youth Bureau and title sponsor, Bank of America, which also provides volunteers who help to coordinate the events.

The event opened with a friendly basketball shooting competition between Bank of America Market President Mike Brunner, Boilermaker President Mark Donovan and local basketball star Emily Durr who owns the Section III Girls' Basketball scoring record and went on to play Division I basketball at Iowa State. In the least surprising news of the morning, Durr ran away with the competition by scoring 21 points.

Bank of America Market President Mike Brunner, Boilermaker President Mark Donovan and local basketball star Emily Durr

"Congratulations to the hundreds of young men and women who came together today and participated in all of the fun and special events," said Mike Brunner, Bank of America Central New York Market President. "It is wonderful to see such strong camaraderie and true sportsmanship."

Participants then competed in events ranging from jump-rope to Frisbee Golf, Home-Run Derby to Kickball and hockey shootout, all in the name of friendly competition and camaraderie. The event concluded in an awards ceremony with participants receiving gift cards and medals.

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The 42nd running of the Boilermaker Road Race will take place on Sunday, July 14th, 2019.

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