Photo by Polly Lynn
KILLINGTON-It was raining golf balls at Green Mountain National
Golf Course on Sept. 20, as Casey Crompton dumped over 2,200 balls,
representing 2,200 chances to win $5,000, from a helicopter during
the Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser to benefit The Peak Lodge at Pico
"That was a little dicey," Crompton said as he made his way from
the Bell 409 Helicopter shortly after landing. "One Ball was inches
away from the flag, but got knocked away by the other balls that we
dumped," he added.
Photo by John Harniman
After all balls came to rest on the green, it was Erin Gilmore
of Rutland that was the lucky winner, with her ball landing closest
to the pin.
The Peak Lodge at Pico Mountain continues to work towards their
goal to raise $1 million for the construction of the new
four-season headquarters for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and
the Pico Ski Education Foundation. Erin Fernandez, executive
director of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, said the Golf Ball
Drop was a success. "We raised over $13,000 from this event, and we
have risen a little over 600,000 in cash to date. This makes it
possible to begin site work, which we hope to begin in the next 30
days, " Fernandez said.
The Golf Ball Drop was the beginning of the day for the Santa Fe
Open, an annual Golf Tournament Run by Casey Crompton.