- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

CANTON, N.Y. (AP) - The Empire State Winter Games has landed a sponsor and organizers are adding two new sports for the upcoming competition in February.

Community Bank will be the title sponsor for 2017. Company president and CEO Mark Tryniski made the announcement on Wednesday.

The 37th edition of the Empire State Winter Games will feature a new “Marathon Skate” event on Mirror Lake and mogul skiing.

More than 1,900 athletes from across New York and beyond will compete in 19 winter sports at various venues in the Adirondack Mountain region. The games will take place Feb. 2-5, and officials are expecting an increase in both the audience and participants in all sports.

The community-driven event is expected to have an economic impact of nearly $3 million on the region.

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Online: www.empirestatewintergames.com


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