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Councilman Edwards Announces Inaugural Great South Bay Triathlon
Islip, NY

Long Island's triathletes will soon be running, biking and swimming their way to the Town of Islip.  Councilman John Edwards has announced that the inaugural Town of Islip Great South Bay Triathlon will be held on Sunday, June 7 at the East Islip Marina.  In addition, the Great South Bay Youth Triathlon will be held at the East Islip Marina on Saturday, June 6 and is open to all kids ages 7 to 15.  The triathlons are being sponsored by the Great South Bay YMCA and Southside Hospital with all proceeds going to benefit the Boomer Esiason Foundation and the EJ Autism Foundation. 

"These events are intended to promote fitness and provide residents an opportunity to experience the excitement of a triathlon, while recognizing and benefiting two local charities at the same time," explained Councilman Edwards.  "I am particularly excited to recruit local students to participate in the youth triathlon, either as individuals or as part of a relay team.  We are hopeful that these races become annual events in the Town and will garner a significant amount of participation and support from residents."

Event Power will be organizing and staging each event with the Town of Islip.  The Youth Triathlon will take place on Saturday, June 6 at 2pm.  Participants should arrive at East Islip Marina by 1pm.  The Great South Bay Triathlon will take place on Sunday, June 7 at 6:30am with participants arriving by 5:45am. 

Pictured are (back, left to right) Bob Pettersen, Associate Executive Director, Great South Bay YMCA; George Hafele, Deputy Commissioner, Islip Town Parks Department; Winnie Mack, Executive Director, Southside Hospital; Etsuko Murase, Boomer Esiason Foundation; (middle, left to right) Steve Tarpinian, Event Power; Victoria Belegrinos, Event Power; Councilman Edwards; Bea Petersen, EJ Autism Foundation; (front, left to right) Mary O'Hara; and Kerri McDonald

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