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Power Authority to Sponsor Junior Carp Tournament

Contact:
Jill Chamberlain
315-764-0226, ext. 300
jill.chamberlain@nypa.gov

July 25, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will contribute $7,500 to the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce to help support the fourth annual St. Lawrence International Junior Carp Tournament from Aug. 17-19.

“The Power Authority is pleased to be a sponsor of this outstanding event that attracts contestants from the North Country and far beyond,” said Timothy S. Carey, NYPA president and chief executive officer, in Massena on Tuesday (July 25) for a meeting of the Authority’s Board of Trustees.  “The tournament provides a great opportunity to make young fishermen and their families aware of the excellent fishing and other attractions that are available in this region.”

Carey said the Power Authority’s sponsorship of the tournament is part of its varied efforts to help promote recreation and tourism in the area of its St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project.  Also this summer, NYPA will be the major sponsor for the first annual St. Lawrence River Power Dam Jam, to be held on the grounds of the Authority’s Hawkins Point Visitors Center on Aug. 11 and 12.

 

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