“The timing of this year’s Derby could not have been better,” the City of Glen Cove Mayor Tim Tenke said. “Just a day before Tropical Storm Henri, it was great to see the weather held up and all the children smiling that the snappers were biting.”
Dr. Tom Manzione, the Glen Cove Anglers Club and Snapper Derby chairperson since 1998, said that the families of all the young participants appreciated the great group of volunteers. Every child was a winner, he said, and they each received a free t-shirt, hot dog, soft drink and a fishing accessory.
“Watching the excitement in the eyes of a child who just caught their first fish of the day is a special moment,” added Dr. Manzione.
And excitement was on full display as Mikey Grella, age seven, took home the trophy and prize for “Best Angler” with 18 snappers.
Additional winners included:
Brooks Fox, first place
Dominic Preuss, second place
Avery Kormoski, third place
Logan Calamussa, first place
Frank Tornicchio, second place
Jackson Papas, third place
The Glen Cove Mayor’s Snapper Derby is held in cooperation with the City of Glen Cove Department of Youth Services & Recreation with support from the Glen Cove Anglers Club and the Matinecock Rod & Gun Club.
—Submitted by the City of Glen Cove