October 11, 2014



Providence, R.I.-The fifth annual Golf Ball Drop Raffle Extravaganza to benefit RIC participating activities, clubs, organizations and athletic teams will take place on Saturday Oct. 18 during halftime of the  Little East Conference men's soccer game vs. Eastern Connecticut at approximately 2 p.m.


A grand prize of $1,000, second prize of $500 and third prize of $250 will be given away. Fifteen other prizes, which include gift certificates to the RIC Campus Store and to local restaurants, as well asRIC athletic gear, etc. will also be given away.




Student activities, clubs and organizations can sell tickets and raise funds for their organization.  Interested leaders may contact Jay Jones in athletics at (401) 456-4615 or email 


Tickets are on sale for $10 and can be purchased at the Recreation Center front desk, The Murray Center athletic office, or the Kauffman Center Alumni Office as well as participating organization members.




This is the fifth annual Golf Ball Drop Raffle Extravaganza. An estimated 2,000 numbered golf balls will be dropped off a construction lift high above the soccer field.  The numbered ball closest to the prize corresponding to one of the 18 flags below wins that prize. Guest judges use measuring tape to determine the closest ball to the flag.  The ticket number matching the corresponding winning golf ball wins the prize.


Guest judges in recent years have included college President Dr. Nancy Carriuolo.


This event is part of Homecoming Weekend, so participate and come watch the balls drop to see if you won the grand!