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Encinitas Coastal Rotary fundraiser a big success

State Assembly member Rocky Chavez, Rotarian Gretchen Mitchell and retired Navy SEAL, Rear Admiral Thomas L. Brown at the event.
(Courtesy photo)

On May 7, the Encinitas Coastal Rotary held its annual Golf Ball Drop fundraiser at the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course. Using a helicopter, hundreds of golf balls were dropped over hole #1. The event was attended by over 120 local supporters who raised funds for the Navy SEAL Foundation and local Encinitas charities. The fun gathering (with drinks, appetizers and desserts) was held at the clubhouse overlooking hole #1 with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop. The three participants who purchased numbered/color coded golf balls that were closest to the flag won cash prizes ranging from $2,000 to $500.

The event raised over $20,000. It was attended and judged by State Assembly member Rocky Chávez. In attendance was also retired Navy SEAL, Rear Admiral Thomas L. Brown.

A special thank you to the sponsors of the event: Bettencourt State Farm, Capital Bank, Coldwell Banker, Herman Cook VW and the Vivian Nelson Foundation.


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