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Boilermaker Youth Olympics A Hit

Jul. 19, 2010

UTICA, NY (July 19, 2010)- After a week delay due to temperature concerns, the Boilermaker Youth Olympics kicked off Thursday afternoon at Proctor Park to a great reception, as young athletes from around the region participated in a variety of fun games.

Some of the sports featured at this year's competition included baseball, basketball, and kickball, as well as the third annual Youth Triathlon. Food and other entertainment were also provided for participants to enjoy.

"The Youth Olympics are fun, free, and promote fitness," Boilermaker Executive Director Tim Reed said. "These games are an important part of the Boilermaker experience and are perfectly in line with our ideal of maintaining a healthy lifestyle."

The event's annual poster contest celebrating our community was won by Our Lady of Lourdes Summer Youth Program.

The winners of the Third Annual Youth Triathlon were:

Competitor Group Age 10: Ashley Kim and Michael Vecchio

Competitor Group Age 11: Ryan Chow, Seth Garrett and Allison Garrett

Competitor Group Age 12-13: Vinnie LoConti, 13, Noah Jones, 13, and Mitchell Zasa, 13.