Wear It! Oswego Announces Christopher Doyle Selected as Grand Prize Winner of Fish with a Pro Sweepstakes

OSWEGO, NY (August 14, 2012) — The Wear It! Oswego campaign announced it has randomly selected Christopher Doyle of Coxsackie, NY, as the one grand prize winner of theFish with a Pro sweepstakes. Doyle will fish for salmon on the Oswego River on Saturday, October 13, 2012, with professional angler and Outdoor Channel TV host Joe Thomas.


Wear It! Oswego also will provide Doyle with two nights’ hotel accommodations at an Oswego lodging establishment, an inflatable life jacket and the expertise of professional drift boat captain Kevin Davis.


According to Doyle, an avid angler for more than 40 years, “I enjoy fishing on the Oswego and Salmon Rivers throughout the year, but I am even more excited and grateful for the opportunity to fish with professional angler Joe Thomas during peak salmon fishing season.” Doyle himself submitted nearly 100 of the 915 total sweepstakes entries received from individuals throughout the United States.


An additional 50 contestants will be invited to attend the free pre-event barbeque to be held in Oswego at GS Steamershttp://www.gssteamers.com/gssteamers on Friday evening, October 12, 2012. Attendees to this exclusive, invitation-only event will get the opportunity to meet and have their picture taken with Joe Thomas.


“This event is another great way to reinforce the Wear It! Oswego message among anglers that their personal safety will be greater protected by wearing a life jacket when fishing,” said Joe Thomas. “Chris Doyle, Kevin Davis and I will be sporting our own life jackets when we ‘fish safely’ for salmon on the Oswego River,” Thomas added.


The Wear It! Oswego — an off-shoot of the Wear It! New York and national Wear It! programs (www.safeboatingcampaign.com) — raises awareness about responsible and safe recreation on or near the water, as well as the importance of wearing life jackets. Members of the Wear It! Oswego campaign include Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, the City of Oswego, the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning, and The Palladium-Times.


Brookfield Renewable Energy Group operates one of the world’s largest publicly-traded, pure-play renewable power platforms, including 75 hydroelectric projects in New York. For more information, please visitwww.brookfieldrenewable.com.

The City of Oswego is known as the Port City of Central New York and is “a Great City on a Great Lake.”  Oswego’s beautiful waterfront is complemented by the maritime theme found throughout the city. Oswego boasts a diverse industrial base and a New York State Empire Zone designation, making it attractive to business. For additional information visit http://www.oswegony.org/.


Oswego County Tourism Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning promotes Oswego County through a comprehensive international marketing plan. For upcoming events and visitor information, go towww.visitoswegocounty.com


The Palladium-Times is Oswego County’s only hometown daily newspaper and has served the City of Oswego and surrounding areas in that capacity since 1845. Visitwww.palltimes.com http://www.palltimes.com for more information.