The annual Thunderballs fundraiser for the Cumberland Community Schools Society goes Monday, May 21. (Photo by Karen KcKinnon)

Cumberland’s annual Thunderballs event returns Monday May 21

Win a trip for two anywhere WestJet flies

The fifth annual Thunderballs event, Thunderballs, 2018, takes place Monday May 21, 9:30 a.m. in downtown Cumberland. This event features 4,000 golf balls rolling down Dunsmuir Avenue in an exciting race. The first 14 balls to cross the finish line win a prize, including the grand prize of a round trip flight for two guests, to any regularly scheduled WestJet destination.

This annual golf ball race lottery is a key fundraiser for the Cumberland Community Schools Society (CCSS). Proceeds from the event support CCSS’s registered charity efforts that provide free after-school programming, a healthy food program and a drop-in youth centre at Cumberland Community School.

“Thanks to the generosity of the local business community, we have some incredible prizes lined up for this year, including a $500 gift certificate to Dodge City Cycles, Riders Pizza for a year, four hours of private coaching from Gravity MTB and more,” said CCSS executive director Sue Loveless. “Over the past five years our school has seen a 25 per cent increase in enrolment, resulting in increased demand for our programs. The success of this event will help to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of our growing community.”

CCSS thanks this year’s gold sponsors, WestJet, Cloutier Matthews Chartered Professional Accountants, and Gray Box Solutions Inc., along with the many other local businesses who are supporting Thunderballs 2018.

The event takes place on Dunsmuir Avenue between 1st and 2nd street, before the Victoria Day Parade and promises to be great entertainment for all ages. Tickets are $5 each, or $20 for 5, and available from Tarbell’s Deli, Rare Bird Bookshop, Cumberland Recreation Centre, at Cumberland Village Market Day (Saturday May 19) and until 9:15 a.m. on event day (if not sold out).

To learn more about CCSS and their community programming, services and events, visit cumberlandcommunityschools.com/

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