It was NOT an easy task to produce the Liberty Games Track & Field Championships in 2021.  There were so many unknown coming into the 2021 Track & Field Season, it was uncertain whether Track & Field would even be contested, and that it might just suffer the fate of the 2020 Track & Field […]

Spring Fever

Spring time is upon us and, unfortunately, many are still getting “sick”.  What do these symptoms mean?  Why do people get a 2-3 day flu (that’s not really the flu), and why will apple cider help your health now? When a child gets a cold or flu, for example, the nose is running, they are […]

Cheering for ES Sports

The Empire State Sports Council (ES Sports) has had its share of challenges since August of 2011, when the organization first began, and at times it may have seemed as though there were few in their corner “Cheering” them on.  Whether that was an actual concern or not, it has been overcome for sure, as […]

ES SPORTS PHOTO SHOOT – A Picturesque Opportunity

The Empire State Sports Council (ES Sports) held its 1st Annual Photo Shoot, on Saturday, November 15th, at the Fan Zone in Crossgates Mall, under the direction of Jacquelyn (Jackie) White, the new President of the ES Sports Board of Directors. Fostered from the need to improve the exposure of the NEW Sports Apparel lines […]

A New Leader, A Fresh Perspective

            The Empire State Sports Council (ES Sports) is very pleased to announce Jacquelyn (Jackie) White, as the new President of the Board of Directors.  This is the first time there has been a change in the position of President in the three (3) years of ES Sports, as she replaces former President, Ken Rechnitzer, […]

You’ve Been Challenged!

The Empire State Sports Council (ES Sports for short) is the Non Profit organization that produces the Liberty Games, which are now the new state games in New York. As part of our Fall Fundraising Campaign to assist ES Sports in its efforts to continue to keep the Flame of the Liberty Games burning brightly, […]


Coca-Cola is dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink, after a similar move by PepsiCo’s Gatorade last year. The ingredient, brominated vegetable oil, had been the target of a petition by a Mississippi teenager, who questioned why it was being used in a drink marketed toward health-conscious athletes. The petition on noted […]

Clarifying Confusion of the Name

There have been reports on the AP wire and printed in The Democrat & Chronicle of Rochester, the Wall Street Journal, and Daily News Online, as well as coverage on several News Stations in local and regional markets, stating that the Empire State Sports Foundation has disbanded and ceased operations, while at the same time running up […]

Coney Island RaceWalks

On April 21st, 2013, forty-seven walkers lined up for the start of the 102nd Coney Island Racewalks, the oldest race walking event in the USA. It was a beautiful day, sunny and 37°. Thirty-nine walkers opted for the 5 mile distance while eight took on the 10 mile challenge. The “10” is handicapped; slower walkers start first […]

Nyack Racewalks… No Walk in the Park

SUFFERN — “I’m going for a walk” never sounds as impressive as “I’m going for a run.”  But then, the average person doesn’t walk like Dan Serianni.  The 22-year-old from upstate Genesee Junction circled the Nyack High School track 25 times Sunday in 47 minutes to win the open 10,000 meters (6.2 miles) at the […]