Albion Rotary golf tournament raises funds for transportation program for seniors

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 July 2023 at 1:34 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Melissa Blanar, director of the Office for the Aging in Orleans County, speaks during dinner at Shelridge Country Club last Thursday during the 30th annual Albion Rotary Golf Tournament.

Proceeds from the tournament go to volunteer transportation program that was started in 2019 by the OFA. Volunteers take people to appointments in Orleans County and surrounding counties.

The funds from the golf tournament will help pay for mileage for the drivers, and a software program that assists the OFA with scheduling appointments. Any leftover funds support senior citizens.

A final accounting is done for this year’s tournament. Last year’s event raised $6,300 for the OFA.

(Left) Becky Karls and Cindy Perry are the lead organizers of the tournament for the Rotary Club. (Right) Nathan and Curt Lyman, brothers, played the tournament in memory of their father Curtuis Lyman. The tournament is named in his memory. Curtis Lyman is a former Orleans County district attorney who passed away in 1992.

The winning team posted a score of 57, tied for lowest at Shelridge this season in the best ball format. The players work at American packaging Inc. in Rochester. They include, from left: Glenroy Blackman, Marco Tellez, Kevin McEntee and Jake Froman.

The winning mixed team posted a score of 66. The team includes employees from Orleans Community Health. From left includes Faust Novelto, Fran Mosher, Marc Shurtz and Megan Perkins.

Becky Karls thanks the golfers for participating in the tournament and encorurages them to buy 50/50 tickets and try for items in the basket raffle.