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 www.mentalhealthassociation.org.