PCC Foundation Golf Ball Drop a Success
WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Foundation took fundraising to new heights last week in an effort to raise money for student scholarships and educational activities at the college.
After weeks of selling chances to win a $500-grand prize, the organization dropped hundreds of numbered golf balls from a helicopter—piloted by Mark Johnson with Lone Tree Aviation—onto the field at Minges-Overton Baseball Park. In the end, it was Bethel’s Matthew Bailey who took home the money, after his golf ball (#912) landed closest to the pin situated in the outfield below.
Festivities began at 5:30 p.m. with food from Which Wich, Coffee Shack and Minges Bottling Group and musical entertainment provided the PCC Bulldog Beat, a band comprised of students.
The golf ball drop took place around 6 p.m., following a brief flyby that featured Winterville Mayor Doug Jackson waving from the cockpit to those in attendance below.
According to PCC Development Director Lynne James, the Foundation sold 963 golf balls through the fundraiser to generate nearly $2,700 to benefit students at the college.