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STEWART INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO HOST "RACE TO THE TERMINAL" ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

Date: Aug 03, 2015
Press Release Number: 107-2015

A fun-run event for Orange County children will highlight the airport as an easy, convenient way to travel in and out of the NYC region

Children from a local summer camp will make a mad dash to the Stewart International Airport terminal at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 4, to demonstrate the ease of access from the parking lots to the gates.

The "Race to the Terminal" features children, ages six to 12, from Braeside Camp, a not –for-profit organization dedicated to providing children who could not otherwise afford camp in Middletown, N.Y.

"As we prepare to welcome those coming to see the New York Air Show later this month, we want to demonstrate just how easy it is to get from the parking lot to the terminal in less than five minutes," said Ed Harrison General Manager of Stewart International Airport. "We are delighted to have the children of Braeside Camp participate in this fun-filled event to help us promote the great things this airport has to offer."

Braeside Camp has been providing camping experiences for Orange County youth for more than 100 years.  More than 250 campers attend one of four two-week sessions at Braeside during the summer months, learning life skills while being served nutritious meals and having fun in the pool, on the sports court and on the playground. 

Tuesday's event is co-sponsored by Visconti Ground Transportation and Hudson News.

To learn more about the airport, visit http://www.panynj.gov/airports/stewart.html or visit us at panynj.gov or on our blog at portfolio.panynj.gov

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