The Comox Valley Golf Ball Drop is a collaborative fundraising event that will take place on Sept. 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Crown Isle Golf Resort. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Comox Valley service clubs join forces for new fundraising initiative

Inaugural Comox Valley Golf Ball Drop takes place Sept. 10

The Rotary Club of the Comox Valley and the Monarch Lions Club have combined forces to organize what is sure to be a signature event in the Valley – the inaugural Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser.

It happens at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 at Crown Isle Golf Resort, when 2,000 balls are dropped over the practice putting green. All eyes will be on where the balls land, as the closest balls to the designated hole will win cash prizes, as well as many donated prizes from local businesses. Numbered golf balls can be purchased for $10 each from a number of selling stations throughout the Valley during the month of August. To find how to get a ticket go to

The Comox Valley Golf Ball Drop is a collaborative fundraising event that will benefit local initiatives that focus on enriching the lives of many of our community’s most vulnerable citizens.

“Both the Monarch Lions and the Rotary Club of the Comox Valley share the mandate of working to better the lives of locals at risk, providing necessary services to under-privileged children, and to be leaders in the community as responsible stewards of the environment,” said Chris Little of the Monarch Lions. “All the proceeds from the fundraiser will remain in our community.”

The event will happen on the heels of the Mayor’s Classic Golf Tournament that same day. Anyone can come to watch the event.

“We are sure this is going to be an event that people look forward to every year,” said Steve Blacklock, director of fundraising for the Rotary Club of the Comox Valley. “Right now it’s about getting the word out, but next year, people are going to be clamoring to get their golf ball tickets for this event.”

Tickets are only $10 and each ticket number corresponds to a numbered golf ball. The first four balls will win cash prizes of $3000, $1000, and two $500, but other balls will win too, as there will be many other valuable prizes for local services and activities.

For more information and to find how you can get your golf ball ticket please go to or email

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