Raffle to drop cash on local clubs
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.