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Elected in 1983 … ran track and played soccer for Congers High School in the late 1930s … in the annual Dexter Press Field Day track and field competition in 1939, Congers entered two athletes, Austin and a teammate. Austi won the 100- and 220-yard dashes and the broad jump, finished second in the 440, and placed third in the pole vault, shot put and discus to lead Congersto the team title … Austin later became very involved with helping Rockland youth … in 1958 he founded the Nyack Bantam League, a bowling program for boys ages 8 to 12 … in 1961 he established the Nyack Junior Classic Bowling League (ages 13-18), and in 1974 added the Warren Austin Recreation Bowling League for Rockland boys and girls … a past president of Rockland County Men’s Bowling Association … as president of the Nyack Monday Morning Quarterback Club, a booster group for Nyack High sports, Austin spearheaded a campaign that raised $48,000 in 1980 to fund the Nyack High School fall sports programs under an austerity budget.