NY State Fair butter sculpture celebrates Title IX in sports

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The butter sculpture at the New York State Fair, unveiled on Tuesday, celebrates the role of Title IX in allowing equal participation in sports.

The sculpture shows a child skier, a high-school gymnast, a college lacrosse player, and an adult runner. It’s the 50th anniversary of Title IX, which banned discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs, including school sports.

The 800-pound butter sculpture has ties to western New York. The butter used for the sculpture comes from O-AT-KA milk products in Batavia and other western New York dairy farms.

When the fair is over, the butter will be brought to a dairy farm in Livingston County and will be made into renewable energy.

The State Fair starts on Wednesday. You can learn more here.