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What is the Golf Ball Drop Raffle?

VKCCI Ball Drop 2016

The Virginia Knights of Columbus Charities Inc. (VKCCI) Golf Ball Drop Raffle is a fundraising event. The image above is from our 2016 raffle, when three people split the $10,000 prize.

Participants will purchase one or more chances (only 2,000 will be sold!) to win $10,000.

Participants will be randomly assigned a golf ball number (one ball for each ticket purchased); at the appointed hour on the appointed day we will drop the "purchased" golf balls from over fifty feet in the air toward a regulation golf hole at Fairfax County's Twin Lakes Golf Course in Clifton, Virginia.

The ball (or balls) that come to rest in the regulation golf hole will win (or share) a $10,000 prize.

Net proceeds from the raffle will be used to directly assist families in need from across the Commonwealth of Virginia, in accordance with the Virginia Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc. charter. (Visit for more information about our grants program.)

Virginia Knights of Columbus Charities Inc.

2019 Charity Golf Ball Drop Contest Official Rules


1.       For an entry fee of $20.00 each participant will be entered into the Virginia Knights of Columbus Charities Inc. (VKCCI) golf ball drop to be held on May 3, 2019 (or in the event of inclement weather, on a rain date to be determined).  Participants may enter as often as they wish.  Participants will be assigned a numbered golf ball(s).

2.       On the day of the event, the golf balls will be placed randomly in a bucket and dropped from a boom lift toward a hole cut into the lawn of Twin Lakes Golf Course, located at 6201 Union Mill Road, Clifton Virginia.  The participant whose numbered golf ball goes into the hole, or is closest to the hole, will receive a prize of $10,000.  In the event that multiple balls go into the hole, the prize amount of $10,000 will be divided equally among the winning participants.  If no balls go into the hole, the ball that is closest to the hole, measured perpendicularly from the center of the hole, will receive the $10,000 prize.

3.       Winner(s) will be announced immediately following the ball drop and need not be present to win.  Winners will be notified as soon as possible.

4.       VKCCI is not responsible for the winner’s inability to claim or use the prize in accordance with the contest’s guidelines.  Prizes are non-transferable and non-refundable.

5.       VKCCI is not responsible for the postponement or cancellation of this event associated with the prize, and will not substitute the prize should this occurrence arise.  If the event should be cancelled for any reason, all money collected will be refunded.

6.       VKCCI will require verification of eligibility and identity before releasing prizes.

HOW TO PLAY:  Conditions and Limitations

1.       Entries can be purchased exclusively online at beginning Saturday January 5, 2019 at approximately 12 Noon EDT and will remain available for sale until 6:00 PM EDT Thursday May 2, 2019 or until all chances have been sold.

2.       A maximum of 2,000 (two thousand) chances will be sold.

3.       Entrants must provide name, address, age, phone number and a valid email address.

4.       This contest is open to anyone age 18 years or older as of the entry date.   Limit one prize/winner per family/household.  The odds of winning depend on the number of golf balls sold. No more than 2,000 balls will be sold.

5.       A list of entrants and their assigned golf ball numbers will be posted on the event website on or before the event date.

6.       All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  Decisions by the VKCCI judges on all aspects of this event will be final and binding.

7.       Winner(s) will be notified by phone or mail. If a winner cannot be located or fails to claim the prize within ten (10) days after notification, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.  VKCCI assumes no responsibility for invalid email addresses or busy, misdialed, disconnected or inaudible calls or hang-ups.

8.       All entries become the property of VKCCI and will not be returned.  By entering, the winner consents, without limitation or additional compensation, to the use of their name, voice, photograph, likeness and/or entry for advertising and/or trade purposes, except where prohibited by law.

9.       By participating, each winner releases, discharges, indemnifies, and holds harmless VKCCI, the Knights of Columbus, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives, advertising agencies and co-sponsors, and promotional partners (collectively, the “Releasees” from any and all liability, loss, harm, injury, damage, cost and expense whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from the use of the prize or participation in this event.

10.    All federal, state and local taxes for are the sole responsibility of the individual winner(s).  Winner may be required to sign an IRS Form 1099 or the equivalent for all prizes valued at $600 or greater, or for any prize which VKCCI in its sole discretion believed is warranted.  Winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release indemnification and liability/publicity release within ten (10) days of notification.  In the event of noncompliance within this time period, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.  Upon forfeiture, no compensation will be given.

11.    Unforeseen events:  VKCCI reserves the right to change this event at its sole discretion at any time that VKCCI becomes aware of circumstances or occurrences which would materially affect the event’s fairness.  Such changes will be announced in a suitable way to reach the intended audience.

12.    The winner assumes the risk of safe arrival of the prize.

13.    To make a donation and participate in the golf ball drop, log onto

Event Details

Course Name

Twin Lakes Golf Course
6201 Union Mill Road
Clifton, Virginia 20124

Event Contact

Tom Browne

Ball Drop will happen on
Friday, May 3, 2019

  • at approximately
    02:00 PM