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$23,000 raised to support VTC during 8th annual Jefferson-Lewis Golf Tournament

Published on September 12, 2023

Jeff Lewis Golf Tournament 2023

LOWVILLE- $23,000 was raised to help support the Volunteer Transportation Center during the 8th annual Jefferson-Lewis Golf Tournament.

Held Saturday, September 9 at Cedars Golf Course, 43 teams participated with the ultimate goal of helping the VTC provide transportation center to those in need throughout the North Country.

"We are once again incredibly pleased with the turnout for this tournament and thrilled to see it continue to raise crucial funding for the Volunteer Transportation Center," said Jeremiah S. Papineau, the nonprofit organization's Director of Communications and Foundation Director.

"We always appreciate the support of this tournament and the great partnership with have with Cedars. Every year, J.R. Chamberlain and his staff do a great job hosting. We can't wait to be back next year."

The tournament, which followed a captain and crew format, saw a team led by Caleb Houppert take first place in the A Flight with a score of 53. Following in second place was a team led by Bob Finley with a 54 and, in third place, a team led by Joe Anderson with a 54.

In the B Flight, a team led by Sam Purington took first place with a score of 60. Following in second place was a team led by Greg Millard with a 60, and, in third place, a team led by Cody Houppert with a 61.

In the Co-Ed Flight, a team led by Jeff Bush took first place with a score of 55. Following in second place was a team led by Margaret Sweredoski with a 57 and, in third place, a team led by Mark Millard with a 59. In the B Flight, a team led by Travis Rupert took first place with a 55.

VTC Golf Tournament official image.


The Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc. (VTC), established in 1991, drives thousands of miles each year assisting community members in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties and beyond. Over the last 30 years, this essential non-profit organization has provided rides to health care appointments, food sources and other critical needs destinations for residents.

In 2022, volunteer drivers provided 26,487 charitable trips over 878,240 miles in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties. Of those miles, 376,604 helped those in Jefferson County, 137,743 in Lewis County, and 363,893 in St. Lawrence County. That equated to approximately $439,120 in mileage reimbursement for our volunteers.

The staff, boards of directors and volunteer drivers look forward to a time when transportation to community activities and services is accessible to all North Country residents regardless of economic or specialized needs. But for now the mission drives on — striving to provide transportation to health, wellness and critical needs destinations utilizing volunteers and mobility management for anyone who has barriers to transportation.

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