Annual Fishing Derby reels ‘em in

by | Jun 8, 2023 | Other News

Tom Edwards weighs a catch.

More than 75 people were busy having fun casting bait into Lake Sandler for this year’s Fishing Derby on Sunday, May 21.

With perfect weather and 40 prizes and raffle items, plenty of smiles were caught along with the fish. The largest fish of the day, a 4 lb., 3 oz. largemouth bass, was caught by six-year-old Raleigh Anglen.  Many of the anglers had never visited the Sandler Family Campus before the Fishing Derby, which is spearheaded each year by Tom Edwards, Simon Family JCC’s athletic director.

More than $300 was raised for the JCC Sports and Recreation Department, which has youth and adult programming throughout the year.