OSWEGO, NY ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ ItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s not too late to support the 10th annual Literacy Volunteers captain and crew golf tournament being held Aug. 21 at Glennwood Golf Course, West Monroe.
Teams and sponsors are still being accepted.
Oswego County Federal Credit Union, Constellation Energy, Shapiro Motors, Inc., and Onondaga Beverage have all signed on as major sponsors for this yearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s event.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe are very grateful that these companies have decided to take a major role in supporting our tournamentÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Jane Murphy, executive director of Literacy Volunteers.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œTheir support demonstrates their concern for the learners that rely on LVOC programs.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
One in five people in Oswego County have below basic level reading skills.
The goal of LVOC is to provide opportunities for these adults to achieve personal freedom by building basic reading, writing and computer skills for free in a confidential environment.
Bill Carhart, LVOC golf chair, said, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThis is an excellent opportunity for businesses to gain positive visibility while they help support the vital role literacy plays in improving our workforce and economy.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
The registration fee includes 18 holes of golf, use of a golf cart, continental breakfast, lunch, beverages on the course and a chicken dinner following the tournament.
The cost is $75 per person, $300 per team.
In addition, sponsorship opportunities are also available ranging from $100 to $500.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Anyone interested in registering a team or further information on sponsorships may contact the office at 315-342-8839 or [email protected]
The brochure and sponsorship form is also available on-line at www.lvoswego.org
LVOC is an agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County.