To the editor:
On Sunday June 22, 11 teams teed off at the Saranac Inn Golf Course for a great cause. Literacy Volunteers, a charitable organization that provides adult literacy programs in Essex and Franklin counties, held its third READ the Green Golf Tournament.
First place was awarded to Andy McGill's team from Saranac Lake, followed by Arthur Rocque's team, also from Saranac Lake. Third place was presented to Buffy Marcil's team from Moriah, and fourth place was given to Dan Alexander's team from Elizabethtown.
Literacy Volunteers would like to thank each of the following local businesses for sponsoring a hole in the amount of $100: Country Florist & Gifts, Delta Kappa Gamma - Beta Mu Chapter, Desperados, Engel & Volkers Real Estate, Gordon Pratt Agency, Hyde Fuel, Lockrows, Malone Office Products, Mirror Lake Inn, Pat Ida, Raquette River Brewery, Shaheen's Super Market, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, Ticonderoga International Paper Mill, Upstate Agency Insurance and The Wine & Spirits Shoppe.
We would also like to thank those who donated prizes for first, second, third, fourth, closest to the pin and longest drive. Generous donors were Craig Wood Golf Course, the Crowne Plaza, Malone Golf Course, Saranac Inn Golf Course, Saranac Lake Golf Course, Tupper Lake Golf Course, Whiteface Club & Resort, and Willsboro Golf Course.
A big thanks to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise for helping with publicity, and last but not least, we must acknowledge Jim Connors and Chris Stevens from the Saranac Inn Golf Course for helping us put together the tournament. It was a very successful fundraiser, and proceeds will benefit Literacy Volunteers' adult literacy programs. We look forward to next year's event!
Maria Burke, director
Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties