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Helicopter golf ball drop raises money for Bell County Crimestoppers

Posted: 5:50 PM, Apr 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-03 19:20:09Z
Helicopter golf ball drop raises money for Bell County Crimestoppers
Helicopter golf ball drop raises money for Bell County Crimestoppers

Golf balls fell from the sky today to help fight crime in Central Texas. 

A helicopter dropkicked off the Bell County Crimestoppers golf tournament at the Stonetree Golf Club in Killeen.

Five hundred golf balls were dropped over a target on the range. 

The ball that landed in the hole or closest to it, was the winner of a thousand dollars. 

People were able to buy a golf ball for $10 for a chance to win, and all the proceeds went to the Bell County Crimestoppers.  

"It is a very fun fundraiser. I play a lot of golf, and so this is a perfect fit for a person like me to come out, have a good day, meet some new people and support a good cause," Rodney Bell, a participant in the golf ball drop and tournament, said. 

The winner of the thousand dollars was Shelby Torres, a mother of a special needs little boy. The money will go toward his medical expenses. 

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