The following is the official press release from the "Hall" regarding Fred Golofaro's induction into the NYS Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame. I have been asked by the chairman of the induction committee to circulate this to all local media. Those of you who might see fit or have the opportunity to use this release please do so, or to use my version that was previously emailed. Thank you...AP
[New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame
March 10, 2011
For release at your convenience]
New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame Honors Fred Golofaro
The New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame proudly announces that its class of inductees for 2011 will include Fred Golofaro of Suffolk County. Golofaro will be one of eight inductees honored at the annual banquet April 30 in Canastota, NY.
The New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame is an organization dedicated to honoring sportsmen who have made significant achievements in outdoors-related fields. More importantly, they are recognized for their long-time service in preserving our outdoor heritage and helping others experience it. The NYSOHOF is also involved in programs such as kids fishing derbies, clinics, seminars, and similar activities.
Fred Golofaro, editor of “The Fisherman” magazine, has been active in involving youth in fishing and a major advocate for expanding access and opportunity for sport fishing in the Long Island region. He has established a non profit Sport Fishing Fund that benefits outdoors activities for youth and funds conservation issues. The Kids Fishing Camp established by Golofaro educates children about recreational sport fishing and outdoor recreation.
Golofaro developed and managed the “Send a Kid Fishing” program that has allowed over 20,000 children to experience fishing and outdoor recreation. He also manages a series of annual fishing tournaments whose revenues support recreational fishing opportunities at state parks throughout Long Island. In addition to being an advocate for access rights and sport fishing, he has actively been involved with the Fishing Advisory Board and Casting for Recovery.
The annual banquet and induction will involve sportsmen and organizations from all across New York State. It will be held April 30 at the Rusty Rail in Canastota with registration and social hour beginning at 5 pm and dinner at 6 pm. Guests and interested parties are welcome. For information or reservations please call (315) 363-3896.