Golf ball drop from helicopter a fundraiser during Ogdensburg Seaway Fest July 31
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 2:08 pm

OGDENSBURG – A unique fundraiser to benefit St. Joseph’s Foundation during Ogdensburg's Seaway Festival on July 31 will be the first of its kind in the North Country - a golf ball drop.

A two-person helicopter, donated by Richardson and Sons and pictured above, will drop golf balls over Father Martin Field, Paterson Street, Ogdensburg, at 1 p.m.

The ball closest to the pin will win $1,000. Second prize of $200 and third prize of $100 each will also be awarded.

Golf balls will be sold for $5 each and can be purchased from board members, the reception desk at St. Joseph’s Home and at Mort Backus & Sons.

Shown in the picture above is Dave Cole (left), a helicopter pilot and instructor, and Frank Richardson, owner of Richardson and Sons.

Carlisle, Carrothers and Clough, Lee Jones Insurance and North Country Savings Bank are major sponsors of the event.