Tournament proceeds go to The FUND for Lake George, particularly to battle against invasive species. FUND executive director Eric Siy was on hand and at Sunday's awards ceremony.
He thanked the anglers, sponsors and organizers for the contribution and also expressed how grateful they are for the awareness this event brings.
“Everyone who participates in the King George Fishing Derby is making a direct investment in the protection of Lake George,” said Siy.
The proceeds from the Derby will help The FUND for Lake George continue using world-leading science to solve the problems threatening the fishery's health and maintain the Lake's status as a nationally recognized sport fishing destination.
“The FUND thanks the Derby's organizers for choosing us at the beneficiary of this popular event that benefits Lake George and a regional economy where the quality of the fishing experience is a major driver of business activity throughout the year.”