Some great news to report regarding a remarkable achievement by one of our own. I was recently informed that Fred Golofaro has been selected for induction into the New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame. The selection committee recently convened to vote on the 2011 class of inductees and Fred was a unanimous selection. His induction will take place in April. Please join me in congratulating Fred on this most prestigious recognition of his life-long achievements. The following release has some of the details. More to follow after the induction ceremony. Next stop, a bronze statue of Fred with a surf stick and striped bass in Monument Park, right next to Babe Ruth!
Fred Golofaro to be Inducted into the New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame
Fisherman Senior Editor, Fred Golofaro, has been selected as a 2011 inductee into the esteemed New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame. A selection committee comprised of notable dignitaries and previous honorees made the selection at their annual February 2001 meeting. Fred’s induction into the ‘Hall’ will occur later this year in April at the NYS Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame Annual Banquet. This significant honor will be bestowed upon Fred Golofaro in recognition of his lifetime achievements to support and advance recreational fishing on Long Island and throughout New York State. His nomination cites Fred as being a dedicated and selfless champion of the outdoors, educating New York’s youth and people of all ages about fishing, the outdoors, fisheries conservation and respect for the fisheries we all enjoy. Fred has been a life-long leader within the recreational fishing community and industry, fighting for fishermen access rights throughout Long Island and Metropolitan New York areas, and he has been a prime mover for other fisheries initiatives throughout the state of New York. His contributions to the sport fishing industry and to those who enjoy the sport are countless and know no boundaries. Fred Golofaro is the consummate outdoors professional, always willing to help any fisherman and any cause that ensures the future of New York State fisheries and of the sport. He is the epitome of what defines a true New York State outdoorsman.
Those of us who know Fred are extremely proud of his achievements, his dedication to the causes of recreational fishing and for this most prestigious honor. So please join us in congratulating Fred Golofaro for this extraordinary recognition and for his upcoming induction into the New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame. Congratulations, Fred!