Triathlon Donation 2015

(front row, l to r) Lucia and Vincent DeVito; (back row, l to r)Marian Lachanski, Peck’s Lake Resident, Mick Brenno, PLPA, Chair of the Peck’s Lake Triathlon, and Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Director of Tourism

79 athletes participated in the Sixth Annual Peck’s Lake Challenge Sprint Triathlon, held on Saturday, August 1 on and around Peck’s Lake, located in the towns of Johnstown and Bleecker in Fulton County. $1,000 was raised by the event to benefit the Child Advocacy Center, a service of the Mental Health Association in Fulton & Montgomery Counties. The event was co-presented by the Peck’s Lake Protective Association and the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce.

“We are pleased to help present a positive event such as the Triathlon in our community and to be able to donate a portion of the proceeds to such a worthy cause,” stated Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Director of Tourism for the Chamber. “Fulton County is fortunate to have such a great event that showcases the area to visitors. And the Child Advocacy Center is an essential service providing a safe environment for children and families.”

The Child Advocacy Center in Fulton County (CAC) is a child-focused, facility based program in which representatives from many disciplines – law enforcement, child protection, mental health, medical, district attorney’s office, and victim advocacy – work together, conducting joint forensic interviews and making decisions regarding the investigation, treatment, management, and prosecution of child abuse and maltreatment cases. The Child Advocacy Center provides a comfortable, private child-friendly setting which is physically and psychologically safe for children and families. For more information about the CAC, please call (518) 736-2443 or visit

Triathlon results for all participants can be found on the Fulton County Tourism website at Photos from the event can be found on the Visit Fulton County, NY Facebook page.