I just wanted to thank you for inviting ECHO to the Governor's Cup. I had totally forgotten about the thrill of hooking a fish and catching those two bass took me right back to time spent with my dad and grandfather fishing. It's often moments like those that help us reconnect all over again and further inspire us to protect what we love and cherish about the outdoors. So, thank you for the moment you created for me this week and for the opportunities you and your organization provide for people from all over to strengthen their connection with Lake Champlain.
                Bridget Butler, Voices for the Lake Manager - Reflecting on this year's event

“It was a great honor – and a lot of fun – to participate in the 3rd annual LCI Governor’s Cup. This event is a great way to highlight Vermont’s unmatched outdoor resources and deepen our commitment to Lake Champlain and the state’s fisheries, while benefiting great causes.  I thank LCI for putting on another successful derby and look forward to this tradition continuing with our next Governor.”
                Vermont Governor Jim Douglas - Commenting on his last Governor's Cup as Governor

What a memorable morning it was to share some time with my brother, friends and the people who work hard to make our lake clean, clear and full of fish.  It was a great feeling putting all technology aside, and relaxing on a river bank with a single pole, a hook and some worms.  Our team caught six different species of fish in a short amount of time in the same spot.  It shows the abundance of fish Lake Champlain has to offer to the average fisherman, people should take advantage of this great resource. 
                William Lanzetta, Colchester, VT - Talking about his team winning the 2010 Governor's Cup