The Rotary Club of Lantzville’s latest fundraising effort drops from the sky this week.
The second annual Helicopter Ball Drop at Fairwinds Golf Course takes place Friday (June 1).
“It was a success in 2011 and it’s wrapping up to be a success again this year,” said Don Tamelin, club past president.
The Rotarians are selling 1,500 tickets for $20 each and the number on each ticket corresponds with the number on a ball to be dropped en masse onto a green from the helicopter. The five balls closest to the flag win the top prizes, including a grand prize of $2,500 cash.
Anyone can enter the ball drop and ticket holders do not have to be present to win. The other top prizes include: a $1,500 Quality Foods gift certificate, a $1,000 Woodgrove Centre gift certificate, one 20-game pass for golf at Fairwinds and a one-hour helicopter ride for three.
Last year, the inaugural event raised close to $20,000, which goes toward more than 20 local charitable groups.
The goal this year is to sell out the event and raise $30,000 for local organizations and Rotary is looking for a late boost in ticket sales to meet this goal.
The ball drop is also the pre-dinner show for the club’s annual golf tournament. Ticket sales close Friday morning.
For more details about the drop, please go to www.lantzvillerotary.com. To buy tickets, please call Tamelin at 250-618-5292.