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Dam 4-Miler Road Race To Benefit Toys For Tots

For Further Information:
Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304

September 2, 2009

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will sponsor the annual Dam 4-Miler road race, to be held on Saturday, September 12, at its admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch in Massena.

A $20 registration fee will be used to benefit the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots Program. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Visitors Center. The first 100 registrants will receive long-sleeved T-shirts. Participants may walk or run the four-mile course. Timed runners will begin at 10 a.m. and walkers at 10:15 a.m.  

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys to distribute as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. NYPA will also help the Marines collect new toys for the 2009 holiday season.

After the Dam 4-Miler, visitors can sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center, which presents information on such subjects as electricity generation and NYPA’s St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project. Visitors are sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam. The visitors center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Columbus Day.

For further information, please call the visitors center at (315) 764-0226 ext. 302, or visit NYPA on the web at

About NYPA:

■    The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation's largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■    About 75 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower.  Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.  ■    For more information,


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