Falconer Central Schools, JBA Win YMCA Battle

The 2019 YMCA Battle of the Businesses Large Division winner is Falconer Central Schools. Pictured is their team from Saturday’s 2-mile run event which they also took first-place honors. Submitted photo

Falconer Central Schools (1,725) won the Large Division title while Jamestown Bar Association/City Court (1,773) captured the Small Division in the 32nd annual YMCA Battle of the Businesses.

Eight individual events were held Saturday at the Richard O. Hartley Park in Lakewood, Midway State Park in Bemus Point and Chautauqua Lake to end this year’s Battle.

In the 2-mile run, Falconer Central Schools won in the Large Division and Jamestown Bar Association/City Court won the Small Division. In the fishing tournament, SKF Aeroengine won the Large Division and Children’s Educational Services/Rehabilitation Specialists captured the Small Division. In baggo, the winners were SKF Aeroengine and GCFCU/Inscape. Falconer Central Schools claimed Large Division mini golf while Children’s Educational Services/Rehabilitation Specialists won the Small Division. In skee-ball, Jamestown BPU and GA Family Services at Lutheran won the Large and Small Divisions, respectively. The scavenger hunt titles went to Jamestown BPU and GCFCU/Inscape. Bush Industries and GCFCU/Inscape won the talent show while Cummins and Children’s Educational Services/Rehabilitation Specialists claimed the Great Pie Bake-Off.

During the awards ceremony, plaques were given the first-, second- and third-place teams in each event while the annual Battle Sportsmanship and Team Spirit Award was given to Bush Industries.

The team captain awards were presented to Hillary McCandless & Samantha Anderson of UPMC Chautauqua (Large Division) and Zach Agett of Jamestown Up Close (Small Division) for their commitment and enthusiasm to the Y Battle during the week.

Jamestown Bar Association/City Court won the Small Division Battle of the Businesses corporate cup. Pictured is their first-place team in Saturday’s 2-mile run event. Submitted photo

“It was another exciting Battle week this year,” said Tom Anderson, battle director. “We added a bunch of new events this time including curling, a fishing tournament, poker tournament, scavenger hunt and pie-baking contest which added to the competitive fun. Congratulations to all the event and overall winners.”

The Battle was sponsored by Bluecross BlueShield of Western New York, Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union and Eventz by Scott.

The Battle of the Businesses will return in September 2019. To receive an informational packet or have battle pictures to share, contact Tom Anderson at 763-0303 or tanderson@jamestownymca.org.

Large Division

Falconer Central Schools 1,725

Cummins 1,720

SKF Aeroengine 1,663

UPMC Chautauqua 1,553

Bush Industries 1,473

Chautauqua County Government 1,445

The Resource Center 1,426

Frewsburg Central School 1,381

Jamestown BPU 1,295

TitanX Engine Cooling 1,250

Truck-Lite 753

Small Division

Jamestown Bar Association & City Court 1,773

Matco Tools 1,646

Children’s Education Services/Rehabilitation Specialists 1,640

Jamestown Up Close 1,615

GA Family Services at Lutheran 1,573

GCFCU/Inscape 1,560


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