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SOVT Benefit Golf Tournament at Burlington Country Club
presented by Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group
and Union Mutual

Monday, May 23rd

We're hosting at Burlington Country Club for the first time this year! This benefit golf tournament will bring together around 100 golfers, corporate sponsors, community partners, and SOVT athletes. Our annual golf tournaments help raise significant funds for UCS programming, training and competitions, Healthy Athletes, and much more.

Time & Location

May 23, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Burlington Country Club,

568 S Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05401

Tentative Schedule

10:00am - Registration

11:00am - Shotgun Start; Lunch served on course

3:30pm (conclusion of play) - Reception, hors d'oeuvres, drinks & auction

Registration Deadline:

Friday, May 13th

Questions? Feel free to email us at info@vtso.org!

USA Games Athlete Appearances

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Mathew is from Beebe Plain, VT. He has been participating in Special Olympics for 20 years, competing in basketball, bowling, golf, soccer and track & field. During the golf season, Mathew works in outside operations at Newport Country Club. Mathew says that Special Olympics has allowed him to play sports on a team and gives him confidence to try out for different teams.

Mathew Benn

Golf

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Jennifer is from Hartland, VT. She has been participating in Special Olympics for over 18 years, competing in alpine skiing, basketball, bowling, floorball, golf and track & field. Jennifer also works at the Woodstock Inn four days a week. Through Special Olympics, Jennifer has learned to be part of a team and to help others, and has learned that practice helps her be a better athlete.

Jennifer Mayfield

Golf

Chairpersons

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Paul Plunkett

President & COO

Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group

Paul joined Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group in 1988, as a Commercial Property and Casualty Agent, responsible for the development of large strategic clients. Paul became a principal of Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group and was elected to the Board of Directors in 1994. In 1999, Paul was elected Senior Vice President and served as H&B’s Director of Business Development for more than 20 years.  In May of 2021, Paul was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Hickok & Boardman.

Paul is a graduate of St. Michael’s College where he received a B.S. in Business in 1986. He holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation and is a member of the Vermont Chapter of Certified Insurance Counselors. Paul currently serves as a Honorary Commander to the Vermont Army National Guard, is the Past President of the Vermont Insurance Agents Association, past Board Chair of the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation and is past Board Chair of  ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. Paul is the proud father of four children and lives in Burlington with his wife, Gina.

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Lisa Keysar

President & CEO

Union Mutual

Lisa Keysar is President & CEO of Union Mutual, the first woman to head the Company since its founding in 1874. Lisa joined Union Mutual in 1995 and has held numerous leadership roles in her 27-year tenure at Union Mutual. Lisa joined the Board of Special Olympics Vermont in 2022 and is committed to their mission of promoting inclusion through sports. She is consistently one of the top fundraisers for Special Olympics Vermont through the Penguin Plunge and has volunteered at the Summer Games since 2015. She lives in Burlington with her husband, and they have a daughter who lives in Seattle, Washington.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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