For Immediate Release: February 22, 2018
Media contact: Michael Coats (707) 935-6203 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friedman Event Center, Santa RosaFriday, April 6 – 5:30pm
The Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA) will host its 8th Annual Sonoma County Dinner at the Friedman Event Center, 4676 Mayette Ave. in Santa Rosa on Friday, April 6. Doors open at 5:30pm.
It will be a great night featuring hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dinner, silent and open auctions, and the chance to compare fish stories with all the folks we share the water with and raise some funds for GGSA.
“GGSA is working to represent your voice when decisions are being made about our salmon but we can’t do it without you. So come out for a fun night and help raise some money for a good cause that benefits all of us who enjoy salmon,” said GGSA member and dinner chairperson Captain Rick Powers.Tickets are limited and are available by calling 855-251-GGSA (4472) or by visiting www.goldengatesalmonassociation.com.Tickets are $85 per person, and will NOT be sold at the door. Table Sponsor packages are $850 and include reserved VIP seating for eight and $160 worth of raffle tickets.Auction lots include: Queen Charlotte Lodge fishing adventure in Canada (where some of the best king salmon fishing on the globe happens), various boat, sightseeing, and fishing trips from the area’s top boat captains, romantic Mendocino and Sonoma weekend getaway packages, wine lots, a Sonoma clay shoot outing, and more.
The Golden Gate Salmon Association (www.goldengatesalmonassociation.org) is a coalition of salmon advocates that includes commercial and recreational salmon fisherman, businesses, restaurants, tribes, environmentalists, elected officials, families and communities that rely on salmon. GGSA’s mission is to protect and restore California’s largest salmon producing habitat comprised of the Central Valley river’s that feed the Bay-Delta ecosystem and the communities that rely on salmon as a long-term, sustainable, commercial, recreational and cultural resource.
Currently, California’s salmon industry is valued at $1.4 billion in economic activity annually and about half that much in economic activity and jobs again in Oregon in a regular season. The industry employs tens of thousands of people from Santa Barbara to northern Oregon. This is a huge economic bloc made up of commercial fishermen, recreational fishermen (fresh and salt water), fish processors, marinas, coastal communities, equipment manufacturers, the hotel and food industry, tribes, and the salmon fishing industry at large.# # #