Raf­fle to drop cash on lo­cal clubs

Southern Telegraph - - News - El­lie Honey­bone

The Palm Beach Ro­tary Club has be­gun its cam­paign to sell 1500 raf­fle tick­ets to raise money in sup­port of three lo­cal sport­ing clubs.

The Rock­ing­ham Po­lice and Cit­i­zens Youth Club, Se­cret Har­bour Surf Life Sav­ing Club and Hill­man Cricket Club will be the re­cip­i­ents of the fund­ing raised in the Golf Ball Drop raf­fle. Drawn in De­cem­ber, the raf­fle is set to raise $30,000 for the three clubs which have a to­tal com­bined mem­ber­ship of 1800 peo­ple.

Palm Beach Ro­tary Club pres­i­dent Lau­rie Smith said each ticket sold would match a num­ber on a golf ball which will then be dropped from a he­li­copter onto the Rock­ing­ham Driv­ing Range.

“We have been of­fered the use of a he­li­copter from the Kwinana In­dus­tries Coun­cil and will drop the 1500 balls onto the range and which­ever ball is clos­est to the pin re­ceives $5000,” he said.

Each ticket costs $25 and there will be sec­ond and third prize of $1500 and $500 of­fered for the next clos­est balls.

Mr Smith said the clubs have been work­ing hard on the raf­fle along­side Ro­tary, with each group tak­ing on 300 tick­ets to sell.

“It is the wish of the Palm Beach Ro­tary Club to form part­ner­ships with youth clubs and pro­vide mean­ing­ful fi­nan­cial sup­port and we are ex­cited to of­fer each club $10,000 to put to­wards de­vel­op­ment projects,” he said.

“Each of these vi­brant clubs is try­ing to grow and needs com­mu­nity sup­port so the Ro­tary Club has put to­gether this raf­fle and we hope to see many peo­ple head down to the range to watch this ex­cit­ing event.”

The Golf Ball Drop will take place on De­cem­ber 13 at the Rock­ing­ham Driv­ing Range on En­nis Av­enue.

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