The Agur Lake Camp Society held a fundraising ball drop with the assistance of a Topflight helicopter from Penticton on Nov. 7. All three of the balls, out of 852, closest to the target in Dale Meadows Park were from Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Pentictonites take top prizes in Agur Lake Camp fundraiser

The three winning balls landed closest to the marker after being dropped from a helicopter

Three Penticton residents took top prizes in the Agur Lake Camp Society’s fundraiser ball drop.

A helicopter from Topflight dropped the balls from over 100 feet above the grass, finding the marked target despite the cold wind blowing through the park.

The three winning golf balls landed closest to the target marker set up in Dale Meadows Park in Summerland; out of 852.

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James Jarvis was the closest to the centre marker of the three winners, and receives the $2,000 grand prize; Chris Jones receives the $1,000 second-place prize; and Victor Sprancis the $500 prize for third-closest.

The funds from the purchase of the raffle tickets and corresponding golf balls benefit Agur Lake Camp, British Columbia’s only barrier-free wilderness camp.

The camp, west of Summerland, has wheelchair-accessible cabins, docks, trails, picnic pavilion and fire pit area.

More information about the Agur Lake Camp can be found at their website at

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