CONSOL Energy Hosts Free Youth Fishing Contest

Apr 29, 2013, 10:34 ET from CONSOL Energy

PITTSBURGH, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 300 kids brought their lucky rods to Lake Wilma over the weekend in a quest to catch the biggest fish.  CONSOL Energy hosted the 2nd annual Fish for Fun, a free youth fishing contest for children ages 12 and under.

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The contest is held at Lake Wilma, which sits on the Pennsylvania, West Virginia border, near Blacksville, WV.  Lake Wilma was used as a fresh water impoundment for CONSOL's Blacksville #1 Mine and is now a popular fishing destination.

First through third place winners in each age division were awarded a trophy and a gift certificate to Cabela's. 

Fish for Fun is part of CONSOL Energy's community investment program, whose mission it is to be involved in activities that support the communities where the company operates.  The goal is to benefit the most people, with a specific focus in the areas of public safety, youth organizations and arts and culture. 

The following organizations partnered with CONSOL Energy:  Blacksville Volunteer Fire Department, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Monongalia County WVU Extension Service, Clay Battelle Band Boosters, Cabela's, Joe Riggs Sport Shop and Laurel Hill Trout Farm.

About CONSOL Energy

CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) is a Pittsburgh-based producer of coal and natural gas. It has 12 bituminous coal mining complexes in four states and reports proven and probable coal reserves of 4.2 billion tons.  The company's premium Appalachian coals are sold worldwide to electricity generators and steelmakers. In natural gas, CONSOL Energy has transformed itself from a pure-play coalbed methane producer to a full-fledged exploration and production company. The company is a leading producer in the Marcellus Shale and is transitioning its active exploration program into development mode in the Utica Shale.  CONSOL Energy has proved natural gas reserves of 4.0 trillion cubic feet. Operational safety is the company's top core value and CONSOL Energy boasts a record of almost two times better than the industry average for underground bituminous coal mines.   CONSOL Energy is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 Equity Index and the Fortune 500. Additional information about CONSOL Energy can be found at its Web site: