(LOWVILLE, N.Y.) – Cedars Golf Course will host the 5th Annual Volunteer Transportation Center Jefferson-Lewis Golf Tournament to benefit the Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc. (VTC). The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at the course, located at 9368 East Road Lowville.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to follow New York State mandates and to adhere to CDC guidelines, the format of this year’s tournament will change from the traditional shotgun start to scheduled tee times (although this may change to a shotgun start prior to the event, if possible). This will allow for participants to best practice social distancing. In addition, the VTC will provide face coverings for use when social distancing is not possible. Hand sanitizer will also be provided and temperature checks will also be performed.

As guidance from the state and the CDC is ever-changing during these uncertain times, the VTC will also follow any other protocols put in place as well as that implemented by Cedars Golf Course.

Registration will be at a cost of $300 per team, which includes the cost of cart and dinner. Skins and super skins may be purchased at registration. Raffles and a 50-50 drawing will also round out the event. Due to the possible need to schedule tee times for the tournament this year, registration is due by Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in order to determine each team’s start time. Only the first 36 teams to register can be included.

The tournament, which will follow a captain and crew format, will take place regardless of weather, so no rain date or refunds will be offered. However, if this event is canceled due to restrictions put in place over COVID-19, refunds will be offered.

This event is underwritten by Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield, Watertown Savings Bank, and Benefit Services Group. Monetary and in-kind donation sponsors are still being sought. Those interested in playing or becoming a sponsor may call 315-755-2918 or 315-714-2034, send an email to foundation@volunteertransportation.org or visiting our website at www.volunteertransportationcenter.org. The registration form and sponsor form is also available online at visiting https://bit.ly/VTC-golf-tourney-Jeff-Lewis.


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. Over the last 20 years, this essential non-profit organization has provided rides to health care appointments, grocery shopping, and other destinations for residents.

In 2019, our volunteer drivers provided 30,356 charitable trips over 912,866 miles in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties, an increase in miles of 17.47% over 2018. Of those miles, 424,290 originated in Jefferson County, 141,190 in Lewis County, and 347,386 in St. Lawrence County.

The staff, Board 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.

For more information about how you can help the Volunteer Transportation Center, about its upcoming events, or to become a volunteer driver, contact the agency in Watertown at 315-788-0422, in Canton at 315-714-2034, or Fulton at 315-714-9134. To learn more, visit www.VolunteerTransportationCenter.org.