Weyburn winners of Golf Ball Drop receive prizes

The second and third place winners in the Rotary Club’s Golf Ball Drop received their prizes on Thursday at the Legion Hall. From left are Terry Chapelsky, Golf Ball Drop committee; Garnet Hart, second place winner, of $3,000; Andrea Bobier, third place winner of $1,000; and club president Nancy Styles. The first place winner, Curtis LeBlanc from Estevan, was not present.

The Golf Ball Drop was a joint project of the Weyburn and Estevan Rotary Clubs, with the location of the drop alternating each year. The drop was held in Weyburn this year on Sept. 21, with a total of 8,250 golf balls dropped from a bucket suspended by a crane above the hole.

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Once expenses were paid and the $9,000 in prizes disbursed, and the proceeds were divided, each club received $15,686, and once the rebate from the Sask. Liquor and Gaming Authority is received, the club will have received $19,616 from this fundraiser.

Of this amount, the Weyburn Rotary Club will donate $8,000 to the STARS Air Ambulance, which will be presented to STARS on Oct. 17.