To the editor:
On July 29, the USLA Scholarship Fund, which awards annual scholarships to deserving Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake High School seniors held its first annual golf tournament fundraiser at the Saranac Inn Golf Club. An enthusiastic group of golfers competed for prizes in men’s, ladies and mixed divisions on a beautiful Adirondack summer day. All of the golfers were there to support the area students and came from seven states.
Congratulations to Larry Koch, Fred Cowan and their two mystery partners who captured the men’s division; Kathleen Forlenza, Judy Meagher, Kate Hale and Sandy Otten who won the ladies division; and Suzanne Charles, John Charles, Bruce Setter and Lin Setter who won the mixed division. Each division winner won prizes worth over $100. The closest-to-the-pin winner, Joe Barra, won over $100 in merchandise.
Thanks to our sponsors: Niederbuhl Bros. Tree Service, North Woods Engineering, Hulbert Supply, Belleville Insurance, Raquette River Brewing, Tupper Lake Supply, Redwing Construction and Dan Nardiello, Moody Tree Farm, Scott’s Florist and Greenhouse, Tip Top Electric, Berkshire Hathaway: Adirondack Premier Properties, Wayne Darrah Auto Body, High Peaks Ford, Hyde Fuel, Curtis Lumber, Little Italy in Tupper Lake, Little Italy in Saranac Lake, Shaheen’s IGA, Evergreen Auto Center, HomEnergy, Taylor Rental in Saranac Lake, Romano’s Saranac Lanes, Landsberg Family, Mystic Owl Camp, Chip Harrison (1951-2019) a life well lived, Neil and Beverly Kolsky, Nancy and Larry Cohen, Jim and Anne Schoff and the Otten family.
Golfer gifts were provided by Community Bank N.A. in Tupper Lake and Kinney Drugs of Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake.
Prizes were donated by Saranac Inn Golf Club, Craig Wood Golf and Country Club, Lake Placid Golf Club, Saranac Lake Golf Club, Tupper Lake Golf Club, Maplefield’s of Ray Brook, Coakley Home and Hardware, Ray’s Liquor, Susan Hearn and Jon Landsberg.
Special thanks to Jim Connors and the staff at the Saranac Inn Golf Club that provided everything that was needed for a fun golf tournament.
The board of the USLA Scholarship Fund Inc. thanks the hard work of the golf tournament committee and event volunteers, Jon and Gina Landsberg, Jim and Jason Hudspath, Phil Forlenza, Susan Hearn and Jeff Dickson.
Ron Otten, president, USLA Scholarship Fund Inc