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 […]

Relive “The Miracle”

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. –  The ovation wasn’t quite as deafening as it was 35 years ago. It was riveting, nonetheless, for Dave Christian and his old Olympic buddies, together again to celebrate their Miracle on Ice. “It feels exactly the same,” Christian said Saturday night as the members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team […]

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, […]


AUSTIN, Texas — No one had to tell Charlotte Brown they were giving her a standing ovation. She heard them stand before they cheered, just like she felt their disappointment before the groan that came seconds earlier. Although a tie for 4th place in the Class 3A girls’ pole vault at the UIL (Texas) State […]


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 […]

Owens Medal Sold At Auction

An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record $1.4 million in an online auction. SCP Auctions said Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle paid $1,466,574, the highest price for a piece of Olympic memorabilia. The online auction ended Sunday, December 8, 2013. “We just hope that […]