(LOWVILLE, N.Y.) – Cedars Golf Course will host the 8th Annual Volunteer Transportation Center Jefferson-Lewis Golf Tournament to benefit the Volunteer Transportation Center Foundation. The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, at the course, located at 9368 East Road, Lowville.

“We’re thrilled to again partner with J.R. Chamberlain and the other great folks at Cedars,” said Jeremiah S. Papineau, the nonprofit organization’s Director of Communications and Foundation Director. “Our tournament continues to increase in its popularity and we raise more and more crucial funding every year. Last year, we raised more than $20,000, which is huge for the services the VTC provides.”

The Volunteer Transportation Center Jefferson-Lewis Golf Tournament will again follow a captain and crew format, beginning with registration at 8 a.m. and with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Registration will be $360 per team, which includes a cart, dinner and tournament shirt. Skins and super skins may be purchased at registration. Raffles and a 50-50 drawing will also round out the event. Only the first 36 teams to register can be included.

The tournament will take place regardless of weather, so no rain date or refunds will be offered.

This event is underwritten by Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield, Watertown Savings Bank, Stewart’s Shops, and the Glenn & Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, with Eagle Level sponsorship from the Kinney Drugs Foundation and OneDigital/Benefit Services Group. Sponsors are still being accepted and donations for drawings are still being sought.

Those interested in playing, becoming a sponsor or donating items for raffles at the tournament may call 315-303-2590, send an email to foundation@volunteertransportation.org or visit www.volunteertransportationcenter.org. Registration is also available through the VTC website or at 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 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.

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 Jefferson and Lewis Counties at 315-788-0422, in St. Lawrence County at 315-714-2034, or Western New York at 585-250-5030. Volunteers drive their own cars, set their own hours and receive mileage reimbursement but, more importantly, make a difference in the community. To learn more, visit www.volunteertransportationcenter.org.