Portarlington Football and Netball Club hosted its very first Demon ball drop day at the weekend. Pictured here is Club President Linda Shaw presenting winner Brad Vagg with his impressive $5,000. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

Money drops as club fundraiser proves a success

June 12, 2019 BY

MORE than 350 people turned out for Portarlington Football and Netball Club’s first ever Demon Ball Drop at the weekend, which raised an impressive $10,000 for the day.

The club sold 200 tickets for the ball drop on Sunday, with Brad Vagg taking out first prize for $5000, second prize of $1500 went to Paul McGrath and Jesse Smith won $500 for coming third.

Friends, families, players and supporters were invited to take part on Sunday by buying a ticket which had a number on it.

That number was then written on a golf ball, which was dropped from a boom lift with all the other golf balls – the ball closest to the golf pin on the ground won a prize.

Meanwhile, senior coaches Jesse Smith (Portarlington) and Kane Tenace (Geelong Amateur) braved the Ice Bucket Challenge after Saturday’s game to help raise money for the fight against MND.

This is the third consecutive year the clubs have taken part in the ice bucket fundraiser.

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