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Zack’s Place fundraiser aims to have 500 golf balls fall from a helicopter over Woodstock

Wow! This is gonna be quite a sight on Sept. 28, the date of the Zack’s Place golf tournament at Woodstock Country Club. And you have a chance to win up to $5,000, to boot.

According to an email from the Woodstock nonprofit, families and friends of the Zack’s Place community are selling numbered tickets in advance of the tournament, with each number also written on a golf ball. The idea is that a helicopter “comes flying over the Woodstock Country Club and drops all the balls (hopefully 500),” with the closest ball to a pin winning up to $5,000, the second $2,500 and 10 additional balls winning $100.

Also, winning money is super fun and all that, but check out what you’re contributing to: All of the proceeds are going to help build a safer wheelchair-accessible entrance to Zack’s Place, a community center for people with special needs. Any extra money will be used to replace the roof on the Zack’s Place building, according to the email.

Zack’s Place is trying to sell 500 tickets, and they are $50 each. Click here to buy a golf ball online.

Zack’s Place Golf Ball Drop flyer.

I have had the pleasure of being part of coverage of the organization a few times over the years, including at their 2016 Turkey Trot (registration for 2019 is open, btw) and 2017 prom.

Zack’s Place is looking for your extra Christmas sweaters

Cross-posted from the listserve:

Zack’s Place is making a Christmas Sweater Sculpture and we need sweaters donated all sizes from baby to adult xl. We will be embellishing these sweater so we will need also xmas decor to decorate with and sewing supplies like lace, pompoms, buttons and more. If you have anything like this to donate we would love to take it off your hands. We need all in hand by the morning of the 8th of December.

Zack’s Place, a free enrichment center for special-needs people of all ages, is located at 73 Central Street, Suite A, in Woodstock.