Empire State Winter Games add new venues, sports for 2017

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Empire State Winter Games
Empire State Winter Games

REPORTER SEVERAL NORTH COUNTRY POFFICIALS MET UP IN MALONE PWEDNESDAY, TO DROP THE BAL PON WHAT'S TO COME FOR THE 2017 PEMPIRE STATE WINTER GAME P>> IT'S A STAKE IN THE GROUND PFOR OUR PRIDE IN TERMS OF PCOOPERATION OUR SENSE OF PCOMMUNITY OUR SENSE OF REGION PAND OUR SENSE OF WHAT WE DO WHEN PIT GETS COLD OUT EVERY SINGLE PWINTER.

THE ANNUAL GAMES ARE PCOMMUNITY-DRIVEN SPONSORED BY PDOZENS OF NORTH COUNTRY PBUSINESSES, ELECTED OFFICIAL PTOWNS AND COUNTIES WITH EVENT PVENUES RANGING FROM LAKE PLACID PAND SARANAC LAKE TO MALONE AND PPAUL SMITH P>> WE'RE INCREASING NOT JU PPARTICIPATION BUT WE'RE ALSO PINCREASING THE RANGE OF SPORTS.

PREPORTER OFFICIALS STRIVE TO PMAKE EACH YEAR BIGGER AND BETTER PTHAN THE LAST.

PNEW 2017 EVENTS INCLUDE MARATHON PSKATING, YOUTH SKI RACING, PBARREL JUMPING PAND BROOMBALL AT THE MALONE PCIVIC CENTER.

P>> ITS FUN IT'S A GREAT ADULT PSPORT.

PREPORTER: WITH THE NEW ADDITIONS POFFICIALS ARE ANTICIPATING MORE PPEOPLE TO PLAY P>> FROM ABOUT 1800 REGISTRANTS PTO ABOUT 2200 REGISTRANTS PREPORTER: THAT MEANS MORE PTOURISTS COMING TO THE NORTH PCOUNTRY P>> THE MORE PEOPLE YOU HAVE THE PMORE SUCCESSFUL YOU WILL BE AND PITS BEEN A TREMENDOUS THING PREPORTER: ASSEMBLYMAN-ELE PBILLY JONES HOPES MOTHER NATURE, PBRINGS SNOW P>> WE NEED THE WINTER TO MAKE PMORE SUCCESSFUL THAN IT ALREADY PIS PREPORTER: SO NEW YORKERS AND PCANADIANS CAN COME TOGETHER PCELEBRATING WHAT THE NOR PCOUNTRY IS KNOWN FOR, WINTER.