The Seven Lakes News will be sponsoring the Second Annual Helicopter Golf Ball Drop to benefit the Wall Of Honor to take place at the Seven Lakes Golf Club.
This event will be an an unlikely merger of a helicopter and golf balls that will make for a fun and memorable charitable event.
“It’s a novel event, it’s fun and it’s different,” said Victoria Levinger, Publisher and Executive Director of the Wall Of Honor Board of Directors.
“What we’re trying to create is a unique event in which the entire community can take part in raising funds to help the foundation to off-set its huge costs in maintaining and adding new granite with names as well as the costs of the ceremony every year and will take place on November 4th this year.
To enter and be eligible for prizes you must be 18 and purchase 1 golf ball for $10 or purchase 3 for $25.
You simply will go to the website, pay for the balls and receive a ticket confirmation with your golf ball number and you don’t have to be present to win. We have purchased very inexpensive used range balls in 500 packs.
Typically there are 500+ golf balls numbered 1 to 500 that are dropped around the flagstick.
The idea is a simple one, SL News contracted with Total Flight Solutions to fly a helicopter to SL Golf Club and hover approximately 100’ above the practice green adjacent to the golf club so families can watch the balls drop.
The helicopter will then drop individually marked and numbered golf balls onto the practice green with a target that is a flag stick.
Similar to a closet to the pin contest the closest marked ball to the flagstick will win the grand prize of $1,000.
Archie Simmons won the Grand Prize of $1,000 at the inaugural event last year.
In the event of a tie the earliest entry wins so buy your balls early.
The helicopter will arrive at Seven Lakes Golf Club at 6 pm on August 19th.
MC and dropping the balls will be retired Vietnam helicopter pilot LTC Tom Elliott who owns the Sandhills Winery with wife, Trish.