2010 Empire State Games Kicks-Off Traveling Torch Tour Exhibit at Flagship New Era Store in New York City

Event includes a ceremonial lighting of the torch and photo opportunities with past Empire State Games athletes turned professional

Jun 17, 2010, 17:55 ET from First Niagara

NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire/ --


Dwayne "Pearl" Washington, NYC basketball legend, Syracuse and Empire State Games alumnus, and former NBA point guard;


The 2010 Empire State Games will kick-off their traveling torch tour exhibit to help build excitement and enthusiasm for the Summer Games that will be held in Buffalo this year. The torch will travel 511 miles and make stops from across the six regions of State that are competing in the Summer Games.

The 10' x 20' interactive exhibit includes a history of the Games and historical medal count of nationally recognized athletes. Visitors of the exhibit will receive a complimentary photo with the official Empire State Games hand-held torch.

Interview and photo opportunities are available with former ESG athletes


Friday, June 18

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


New Era

9 East 4th Street

New York, NY

For full details on the Empire State Games, please visit the official 2010 Buffalo Empire State Games website, www.esgbuffalo.com, or the official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/buffalo2010empirestategames. To view the official exhibit video, please visit, http://www.facebook.com/Buffalo2010EmpireStateGames?v=app_2392950137&ref=ts#!/video/video.php?v=116750168369286

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SOURCE First Niagara