OSWEGO, NY — Literacy Volunteers of Oswego CountyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s (LVOC) 11th Annual Golf Tournament at the Oswego Country Club was a Ã¢â‚¬Å“a great success, and raised more than $ 16,000 to help fight adult illiteracy in our county,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Jane Murphy, LVOC executive director.
The annual tournament, which serves as a major fundraising event, had nineteen participating teams. Ã¢â‚¬Å“LVOC would like to thank our many corporate, hole, and prize sponsors for making this event such a big success,Ã¢â‚¬Â said William Carhart, LVOC board member and tournament chairperson. Ã¢â‚¬Å“In addition, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like to thank Leon ShapiroÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Motor Sales, hole-in-one contest sponsor, NRG, golf carts sponsor, RudyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, CanaleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and DunkinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Donuts provided food on the course, and Eagle Beverage provided much needed refreshment in the heat of the day. The support and donations from local businesses were crucial in making this tournament happen for such a worthy cause.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The winning teams were: Ladies Team – NicholsonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Naughties; Mens – Oswego Industries and Mixed – InfiMed. Jerry Carhart with the WRVO team won a New Jersey Devils Package, and Bill DeLapp of the Oswego Firefighters won the Disney Package Raffle.
LVOC provides opportunities for adults to develop the English communication and literacy skills they need to reach their full potential as individuals, parents, workers and citizens. LVOC believes the ability to read is the key to personal freedom and is one of lifeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most important skills. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The support from the annual golf tournament allows LVOC to continue providing literacy services to adults throughout Oswego County in a confidential environment at no cost to the adult,Ã¢â‚¬Â Murphy said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“If you are eighteen years or older and would like to volunteer for Literacy Volunteers, or know of anyone who could benefit from our services, please contact our office at 342-8839 or visit www.lvoswego.org.Ã¢â‚¬Â
LVOC is an agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County.