Governor Cuomo announces success of second summer Adirondack Challenge
ALBANY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today held the 2014 Adirondack Challenge, an exciting afternoon to highlight the summer tourism opportunities in the region, including outdoor activities such as rafting and fly fishing. The event, held in Indian Lake, attracted elected officials, tourism industry leaders and summer enthusiasts to Upstate New York.
“Last year we launched the Adirondack Challenge to showcase this beautiful region to people across New York and from all corners of the globe, and to boost tourism and help grow the local economy,” Governor Cuomo said. “This year’s challenge was bigger and better than ever with hundreds of participants and new activities from hiking and fishing to motorcycling and golfing. This is the perfect time to visit the Adirondacks and I encourage all New Yorkers to make a trip this summer. I want to thank everyone who helped us support this beautiful region – especially our neighbor, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin – as well as New York’s legislative leaders.”
As part of the 2014 Adirondack Challenge, teams participated in various outdoor activities, including golf, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, fly fishing and motorcycle riding. Each event included awards for superior or notable performances.
The non-rafting event awardees included:
Larry Schwartz Invitational Award for Golf: SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher
Least Likely to Need Search & Rescue Award for Hiking: Assemblyman Dan Stec
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