Paul Beausoleil doesn’t play a lot of golf, but he was the big winner at the Lowell General Hospital Golf Challenge at The International on Monday, August 20, 2018. Paul, Copy Center Coordinator, Materials Management, was the winner of this year’s Helicopter Ball Drop. He came away with $3,600, money he says will help him get to a Patriots game this year.
Last year’s Golf Challenge drew a sold-out group of 250 golfers to the majestic course in Bolton. The event raised more than $400,000 for the hospital’s next capital project, a first floor renovation at the hospital’s Saints campus, which will include an updated and expanded Emergency Department.
The Helicopter Ball Drop, a 50/50 raffle with a twist, has become a popular addition to the tournament. Each entry is represented by a numbered golf ball that is sent up in a helicopter that swoops down and dumps the balls onto the 18th green. The ball that stops closest to the hole wins.
The golfers were treated to breakfast before heading out on The International’s Pines and Oaks courses, where they were served an on-course barbecue lunch. Golf was followed by dinner, prizes and the check presentation. Tournament Sponsors were Enterprise Bank and Cerner.