September 22, 2011



Providence, RIóYou can win over $2,000 in cash and prizes at a special Golf Ball Drop Extravaganza coordinated by the Rhode Island College Department of Athletics on Saturday, Oct. 1 as part of Homecoming 2011.


The event will take place on the throwing field in between Fogarty Life Science and the RIC Soccer/Track & Field Complex at 2:20 p.m.




Faculty, students, alumni and friends can purchase chances for $10 apiece. Prior to Homecoming, please contact Head Wrestling Coach Jay Jones at (401) 456-4615 or via e-mail ( to purchase your chance to win. You can also see RIC wrestlers or other student-athletes around campus to buy chances.


You will also be able to purchase a chance on Homecoming in a booth located near the Homecoming Barbeque Tent.


At 2:30 p.m., approximately 1,000 numbered golf balls will be hoisted up on a lift and dropped down to the field where there will be flags representing winning prizes. If the ball with your corresponding number lands closest to a flag, you will claim that prize.


There is no limit on the amount of chances you can purchase.


Prizes include: a Grand Prize of $1,000, $500 and $250 cash prizes, as well as numerous gift certificates and merchandise. A WXIN DJ will also be playing music at this spectacular event.


Proceeds from the Golf Ball Drop Extravaganza benefit RIC student-athletes and other campus organizations. RIC Student Organizations who would like to take part in the event to raise funds for their specific needs should contact Coach Jones.