Chamber invites community to participate in ‘Ball Drop’


The Chamber invites residents to participate in it’s first annual Ball Drop for a chance to win up to $5,000. The Ball Drop will take place after the Chamber’s annual Golf Tournament on May 20. Participants don’t have to enter the tournament to participate and winner need not be present to win.

Here’s how it works. Golf ball “numbers” are purchased for $10 each. Each ball purchaser provides their contact information and gets one number per golf ball; not the actual ball.

Using a mechanical lift, the hopper filled with the numbered golf balls will be lifted and dropped all at once over a hole (cup) on the Practice Range. The purchaser of the numbered ball that lands in the bottom of the cup will receive half the money collected from the golf ball sales, up to $5,000.

Numbers for the Ball Drop may be purchased at Pack, Wrap and Post in the Towne Center, Canyon Lake Country Club and the Chamber office. A limited number of balls are available.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Canyon Lake Jr. Golf Program.

The Chamber’s annual Golf Tournament will take place on the morning of the Ball Drop. This event is open to the public. Registration begins at 10 a.m. followed by special contests, shotgun start at noon, Ball Drop, dinner, awards and raffles.

This year’s registration form has three flights: Open, Senior (60+ all participants) and Jack & Jill (2 women, 2 men). Registration is $100 per player; Canyon Lake Golf Course members pay only $65. Registration includes rounds of golf, golf cart fee and dinner. The cost to attend dinner only is $25.

Completed registration form and payment should be made payable to the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce and mailed to 31566 Railroad Canyon Rd., Canyon Lake, CA. 92587. Tournament participants also may sign up at the Golf Pro Shop and Pack, Wrap. Sponsorship opportunities are available and range from sponsoring a tee or special contest to donating a gift basket for the raffle.

Proceeds from this event will go toward the Junior Golf Program. Gabe Hrab, the PGA pro who stated the Jr. Golf Program in 1980, will be in attendance.

For more information, contact Alison Burrafato at the Chamber office at 951-244-6124 or