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The mayor's Cup challenge

Mayor’s Cup organizer Kjell Dahlen, left, and Burlington City Councilor Joan Shannon discuss the wager between Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, on which city has the faster boat.

Mayor’s Cup organizer Kjell Dahlen, left, and Burlington City Councilor Joan Shannon discuss the wager between Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, on which city has the faster boat. Photo by Shawn Ryan.

— The Mayor’s Cup Voice finale will anchor the evening’s downtown events, along with a near countless number of non-profits, games and activities dotting the Downtown landscape. Saturday will be book-ended by morning and nighttime fireworks displays.

Sunday will wrap up Mayor’s Cup with numerous sporting events, including the Mayor’s Cup Bike Ride, the Kayak Shack Paddle Festival and the new mayor’s Cup Challenge soccer tournament, being put on by the Plattsburgh FC Soccer Club.

“We’re expecting about 320 families,” said Challenge organizer Andrew Wylie. “We’re looking at teams from Albany, Vermont, Massachusetts; there will be an influx of people coming in, using out hotels, our restaurants.”

Wylie said organizers hope to open the Challenge up to more age groups in future years, and hopefully attract more than 700 families to Plattsburgh during Mayor’s Cup weekend.

This is only a partial list of activities, and The Burgh and North Countryman will feature a complete schedule closer to the event. For more information on Mayor’s Cup, including an updated calendar of events, contact www.mayorscup.com.

Inquiries related to Mayor’s Cup T-shirts can be directed to tees@mayorscup.com, and inquiries about the regatta can be sent to regatta@mayorscup.com.

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