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NYPA Hosts Annual Dam 4-Miller Road Race to Benefit Wounded Service Men and Women on September 14
Free T-Shirts for First 150 Registrants

Contact:
Karen White
(315) 764-0226
karen.white@nypa.gov


September 3, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will sponsor the annual Dam 4-Miler road race to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project (WWP) on Saturday, Sept. 14. The event will be held on the grounds of NYPA’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Hydroelectric Power Plant’s admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch in Massena.

The WWP serves veterans, current service members and their families, particularly those who incurred a physical or mental injury or illness, related to their military service on or after September 11, 2001. Through a unique, interactive approach, WWP hopes to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.

Registration for the road race begins at 9 a.m. at the visitors center and there is a $20 registration fee. The first 150 registrants will receive a long-sleeved T-shirt. Participants may walk or run the four-mile course. Timed runners will begin at 10 a.m., followed by walkers at 10:15 a.m.

After the race, 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 Plant. 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 www.nypa.gov.

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 has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA 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 visit www.nypa.gov or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.



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