A total of 1960 golf balls are dropped at the first annual golf ball drop fundraiser at Mont St. Joseph’s Home on Sunday afternoon. (Dawson Thompson / paNOW staff)
There were three prizes for the three golf balls closest to the hole. Four golf balls unexpectedly landed in the hole, meaning there is an additional winner.
First prize, either a one-year membership to Kachur’s Golf Club or $ 1,000, goes to Scott Henbury.
Second prize is a propane patio heater for Reid Folmer and third prize, which is 10 hours in the golf simulator on the Cooke Municipal Golf Course, goes to Kyle Brataschuk.
The fourth and final prize of $ 100 goes to Hailey Kapacila.
Jessica Gale, the foundation’s development coordinator, said they plan to host many more of these fundraising drives in the future.
“Hopefully we’re running our first annual golf ball drop competition,” said Gale. “All of the proceeds we get from the Ball Drop go towards our tub replacement campaign that we are currently working on.
“We need to replace six special access tubs in our house, they have exceeded their time. We make sure that everyone in our house is well looked after. “
Alex Paul, assistant fire chief for the Prince Albert Fire Department, said the golf balls weigh about 800 pounds. They did a test run in June to make sure everything was going smoothly today.
“This is a great opportunity to be part of the community and help where we can,” said Paul.
The long-term care home plans to complete all fundraisers for the special access tubs by the end of the year. Next year they will be raising funds for a new item in the house.
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