Estevan's Rotary Club prepares for third annual golf ball drop

Ticket sales for the Estevan Rotary Club’s annual golf ball drop began in June and the club hopes to see continued community support.

The third annual event will be hosted September 15 at TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club and tickets will remain on sale until Aug. 31 according to Bill Fonstad, co-chair on the golf ball drop committee for the Estevan Rotary Club.

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“This is our third annual golf ball drop for the Rotary club in Estevan. The Weyburn club had been doing it for a few years before us and we thought it was such a good idea that we thought we would try it and we ended up partnering with Weyburn,” said Fonstad.

Proceeds from the event are split evenly with the Weyburn Rotary Club and are used to help support a number of programs in the community.

“A large portion of the funds go to STARS and some of it will go to various community things like planting trees, funding Rotary Park, or the St. Josephs Hospital Foundation.”

“The last couple of years we’ve made approximately $13,000 for each club so were hoping for something around that again,” said Fonstad.

Tickets for the drop can be purchased through any Rotary Club member.

“We’ve been setting up tables at Peavey Mart, Canadian tire and at the golf club,” said Fonstad.

“We sell tickets for $5 each, four for $20, or 10 for $50.
“Every ticket has a number on it and there’s a corresponding golf ball with that number on it, we have a speciality designed golf hole that holds three golf balls, the first ball in wins $5000, the second wins $3000 and the third wins $1000.”

There are no limits on how many tickets can be purchased per person.

On the day of the event all of the balls with a corresponding ticket number will be collected into a hopper and hoisted above the specially designed golf hole using a picker truck. A rope will then be pulled and the first three balls into the hole will be selected as winners.

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