Thousands Join Corwin At The 2nd Annual Assembly Minority Sportsmen & Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day

January 25, 2011
Pictured above, Assemblywoman Corwin meets with sportsmen at the Second Annual Assembly Minority Sportsmen & Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day held in the “Well’ of the Legislative Office Building in Albany.
Assemblywoman Jane Corwin (R,C,I-Clarence) was joined today by thousands of New Yorkers at the Second Annual Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day in Albany. The free event was sponsored by the Assembly Minority Conference and featured dozens of informational booths and a keynote address by Chuck Cunningham, Director of Political Affairs for the National Rifle Association (NRA).

“The fact that sporting enthusiasts from my district made the journey all the way to Albany on this wintry day is a strong testament to the vitality of traditional sports and outdoor recreation in our state. Not only do these sports play a significant role in New York’s economy, they also sustain our local communities back home, and, most importantly, are a valuable part of our culture,” said the Assemblywoman.

Among the thousands of residents who attended today’s event, Western New York members of the Shooters’ Committee on Political Education (S.C.O.P.E.) and Elma Conservation Club joined Assemblywoman Corwin to highlight the economic and cultural impact of heritage sports and outdoor recreation.

Stephen Aldstadt, President of S.C.O.P.E., and New York State Rifle and Pistol Association President Tom King also were on hand at the event, which also included taped remarks from NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre as well as sporting information, expert advice, and vendor demonstrations.