The Maricopa Lions Club is sponsoring a 4-person Charity Golf Scramble with Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino as the Title Sponsor and also a Golf Ball Drop at the Duke Golf Course on March 30.

The tournament begins on March 30 with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The $80 per player entry fee includes 18 holes, with cart, range balls, tee packet and a pulled pork lunch. There will be prizes in three divisions; open, senior and mixed. Entry fee for Saguaro members is $20 per person and is gold card point eligible. Prizes will also be raffled.

This Golf Scramble as well as the golf ball drop are the two major fundraisers for the Maricopa Lions Club.  The golf ball drop consists of around 1,200 golf balls and each one is numbered in sequence. The number of each ball is sold for $5 each, or 5 for $20. During the tournament, all the sold balls are loaded in a tub along with one very brightly colored ball. The balls are dropped high into the air from a cherry picker, provided by ED3, and dumped on the grassy area at the Duke Golf Course. One winner will be determined by being closest to the colored ball. It is basically a 50/50 raffle and the winner gets half of the proceeds from the ball sales. Tickets are sold at Maricopa’s Ace Hardware every Saturday until March 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at Duke Golf Courseon March 30.

Over the past three years, cash prizes of $1,875, $2,345 and $2,700 were awarded to the winner of the ball drop.

Hole sponsorships are available until March 23.

Proceeds for the tournament and the ball drop help support the Maricopa Lions Club’s funding to the Women’s Shelter, F.O.R. Food Bank, Kid’s Vision Screening in MUSD, Eyeglasses, Camp Tatiyee, Feed My Starving Children and Kids Day.

For more information call Curtis Dornath at (541) 223-3598 or email him at

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