The AAU Region I Track & Field Championships are coming to the Capital Region in 2023! This Championship Meet is the Qualifying Meet to advance to the AAU National Championships set for Drake University in Des Moines, IA in late July. The Empire State Sports Council (ES Sports for short) will be the Host Organization […]


There are times during the months of January, February, and March that it feels like Spring and Summer may NOT arrive! ☹  Fortunately, my years of experience on this Earth STRONGLY suggest that they WILL arrive, although “Patience” may be the order of the day for three (3) months. 😊 Now that we are more […]


The Empire State Liberty Tour Track & Field Series is BACK! We are ready for Track & Field to return, and with a VENGEANCE!  It has been three (3) LONNNNNNNNNG Years since we have had the opportunity to offer the full Liberty Tour Series, but the PATRIOT’S INVITATIONAL is on schedule for Saturday, May 28th […]


It is the 16th Year of the Liberty Tour Track & Field Series, and we are EAGER to get this schedule out so that everyone can be sure to save the dates for your Teams! We look forward to an EXCITING Year of Competition & FUN, as we CELEBRATE Sweet 16! Patriot’s Invitational – Saturday, […]


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, […]