To the Editor:
The First Annual Potsdam Sandstonerman Youth Triathlon was a huge success on Saturday, Aug. 14. We had 53 participants aged 5 to 17, and the weather was beautiful with sunny skies and a light breeze.
We are so thankful for the generous support of this inaugural triathlon from many generous sponsors. Being the first year for a new event, it was terrific to have so many local sponsors.
We also would like to sincerely thank our many volunteers who worked on race day. We would not have been able to do it without you! Thank you to Jim, Kathy, and Kevin (Sandstoner Steve) Allott, Sheila, Kaila, and Kaycee Maguire, Kyle Fennell, Jill Adams, Joe Stark, Tom Hobbs, Reggie and Matt McDonald, Fred, Ben, and Dan Stone, Derek Green, our lifeguards Gwenn Lillie, Grace Hobbs, Katie Phelan, and Gavin Anderson, and last but not least, Mark Ford.
Save the date for next year’s Second Annual Sandstonerman Youth Triathlon to be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 benefiting Potsdam Booster Club and Potsdam Recreation. We hope to see even more kids swim, bike, and run!
Tim Carey, Michelle Garrow, Jani Hobbs, Jennifer McDonald, Carolyn Stone