UTICA – Hundreds of kids are taking part in the Bank of America Youth Olympics at Proctor Park today.
The young athletes are working their bodies and their minds, competing in events such as basketball, baseball, jump rope, hockey, Connect Four and more.
The games kicked off Thursday morning with a basketball game between Bank of America President Michael Brunner, Boilermaker President Mark Donovan, Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri, and Iowa State alumna and Notre Dame grad Emily Durr.
"It’s promise for us, right? I mean, these are potentially future employees, we hope so, certainly,” said Brunner. “And as I said before, we're very involved in trying to promote the area, promote our involvement in the area and with our employees here – this is only a fraction of our employees – so for us, it's promise.”
The Youth Olympics is a collaboration between the Boilermaker Road Race, Bank of America and the City of Utica.
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