Now that’s a birdie
Spectators at the 2015 Atlantic Canada International Air Show will see 5,000 golf balls fall from the sky.
And one of those balls will make someone $10,000 richer.
The golf balls will be dropped from a Cormorant helicopter at about 5 p.m. Aug. 22 over the airfield area at Slemon Park.
The golf ball and its corresponding ticket number that is in or closest to the hole means $10,000 for the lucky ticket holder.
The second closest ball brings a prize of $1,000.
After the drop, 10 prizes of $100 and 20 prizes of $50 will be hand-drawn from all the ticket stubs.
Tickets are on sale at the Boys and Girls Club of Summerside and on the day of the air show until 4 p.m.
Tickets are $10 each or three for $25.
All proceeds raised go to the development and support of the Air Force Aviation Park at Slemon Park.
Al Poirier is on the fundraising committee for the Air Force Heritage Society, which is putting on the golf ball drop.
He said it’s going to be quite the sight to see thousands of golf balls released from the helicopter.
“It’s going to be very exciting. We’re feeling like kids again.”