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Empire State Winter Games Torch Relay

Ballston Spa Schools Host Empire State Winter Games Torch Relay
On January 30, 2019, the Empire State Winter Games Torch Relay (ESWG) passed through the Ballston Spa Central School District, visiting each school and providing information on the winter games as they engaged students and staff. The ESWG is a multi-day sports event hosted in the Adirondack Park, New York, from January 31 - February 3, 2019. In its 39th year, the Games will bring together athletes from across New York State and beyond to compete in over 30 winter sports events. To kick off the ESWG, a Torch Relay travels from NYC all the way to Lake Placid to light the Cauldron and kick off the fun.

The ESWG Torch Relay Team started at the Ballston Spa High School and passed the torch to student athletes as it began its journey across the district. Competitive runners Faith Demars and Ben Guerin from the BSHS Track Team represented the student athletes as they led the procession and brought the torch to the Ballston Spa Middle School. ESWG representatives held an informational presentation for the Middle School students and staff in front of the school. 
The student athletes then ran the ESWG torch over to the Wood Road school complex, arriving at the north end of the Wood Road Elementary School. Wood Road Elementary School students ran the torch throughout the school before handing off to the Milton Terrace students. The torch then proceeded through the Milton Terrace Elementary School and was passed off to younger students at Gordon Creek Elementary School.

The ESWG torch procession, led by the BSHS athletes, then traveled back down Rt. 67 into the Village of Ballston Spa and visited Malta Avenue Elementary School. The torch and procession proceeded into the building for a schoolwide meeting. After brief presentations (10 minutes), the relay team left Malta Avenue Elementary School and proceeded on their journey by 1:30 pm.

 ESWG - Jan 30th  



Additional information is at:

Empire State Winter Games Torch Relay makes way through Ballston Spa – Saratogian

2019 Empire State Winter Games – Torch passes through BSCSD schools -January 30, 2019 from 12-1:30pm

Empire State Games Torch Relay Stops Announced – Adirondack Almanack