The Weyburn Rotary Club tickets for the Golf Ball Drop fundraiser are selling well so far. This is a project they hold annually in conjunction with the Estevan Rotary Club, raising money for the STARS Air Ambulance and for the two clubs.
The Golf Ball Drop alternates each year for location, and this year the drop will be held at the Weyburn Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 21. The photo above shows the golf ball drop held last year at Estevan.
The raffle offers three cash prizes, with $5,000 as the first prize, $3,000 as the second prize and $1,000 as third prize.
Tickets are $5 each, and the tickets are numbered, with the numbers corresponding with the golf balls, which are dropped from a crane. The first three to go into the hole are the winners of the cash prizes.
In a report to the Rotary Club on Thursday, tickets have been sold for about 2,877 golf balls so far with three weeks to go. The golf balls will be sorted on Sept. 7, and the ball drop will go as planned on Sept. 21.
The funds help the Rotary Clubs support their projects, which include funds to many local organizations and groups, as well as international projects, such as Shelterbox and eradicating polio.
The STARS Air Ambulance is also a major beneficiary of this fundraiser, as they provide emergency helicopter service to rural areas of Saskatchewan when medical services are required.
Tickets are available from any Rotary Club member, including at the Weyburn Review office, by phoning 306-842-1781, or seeing them at any booths around Weyburn and Estevan.
There will be tables will be set up at the Wholesale Club on Thursdays, and the Co-op food store in Weyburn on Fridays each week up until the ball drop event is held.