Friday, February 17, 2012

Local group makes OSU scholarship donation

Locally based, the Northeast Ohio Walleye Association recently donated $1,000 to The Ohio State University's  Stone Lab at South Bass Island.

The money was designated for student scholarships, the recipients working at Stone Lab. This facility conducts research on a host of Lake Erie-based issues.

It was presented to Frank Litchkoppler, Ohio Sea Grant agent and an Ohio State University professor.

“We hope to make this an annual fund raising effort for Stone Lab, ” said the group's president, Dustin Morgan. “We believe that the research and education conducted at Stone Lab is of great value to Lake Erie sport anglers.”

 To raise the funds the walleye fishing group held a raffle and sold 871 tickets, Morgan also said.

According to Jerry Vest - one of the original founders - the thirty year old sportsman’s association was founded by nine friends who wanted to do something for the walleye fishery and the environment. 

The NEOWA focuses on youth fishing and helping the physically challenged enjoy fishing, said Vest.

Jeffrey L. Frischkorn
Twitter: @Fieldkorn

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