Dramatic Finish to the 2014 PPYL Trivia Tournament
Last night at Troy’s Revolution Hall, 10 teams fought for trivia glory and the coveted Golden Speculum award at the third annual Planned Parenthood Young Leaders Trivia Tournament. Winners from the 2012 and 2013 tournaments joined hopeful competitors for five rounds of stiff competition, led by trivia guru Beau Comeaux.
Last place team Ovary Smart picked Disney as the category for the final round. Wisely choosing not to bet all of their points, Ovary Smart catapulted from last to first when no one knew the right answer.
If you weren’t at the tournament last night – Do you know the answer to the final round question?
Don’t cheat by looking online! Email us your answer at firstname.lastname@example.org and find out if you’re right!
Question: What was Disney’s first live-action movie?
Planned Parenthood Young Leaders is a group of 40ish and younger professionals Albany Medical Center is the Signature Sponsor for UHPP’s 2014 Planned Parenthood Young Leaders events. TAG Solutions and Brown’s Brewing Co. also sponsored the Trivia Tournament. The event raised $2,000 support Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood’s health care and education services.
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UHPP Honors Assembly Member Patricia Fahy at 2014 Roe v. Wade Celebration
At our annual Roe v. Wade Celebration, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood presents the Advocate for Choice award to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary work in the area of reproductive freedom and choice.
On Thursday, January 23, UHPP supporters congratulated Assemblymember Patricia Fahy, who accepted the 2014 UHPP Advocate for Choice Award.
Assemblymember Fahy was elected in November 2012 to represent the 109th Assembly District from the City of Albany, and the Towns of Bethlehem, Guilderland, and New Scotland. Pat successfully ran on a platform of education and jobs, bringing over two decades of experience at all three levels of government and extensive community service. She joins the following list of past Advocate for Choice recipients:
o New York State Senator Neil Breslin;
o New York State Assemblyman Ronald Canestrari;
o David Paterson, who then served as New York State Senate Minority Leader;
o the Albany Medical Students for Choice;
o Shirley Gordon, former Executive Director of Family Planning Advocates of NYS
o New York State Division Comptroller Tom DiNapoli;
o Denise King, then chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee's Rural Council and former chairwoman of the state Democratic Committee's Executive Committee;
o Denise O'Donnell, who now serves as Director of the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance.
o New York Civil Liberties Union Reproductive Rights Project
o Rabbi Dennis Ross, Director of Concerned Clergy for Choice