Employee wins ball drop contest
Troy Rabon, who works as an athletic trainer for San Jacinto College, recently won $2,532 with the winning golf ball in the College’s “Ball Drop” fundraiser, which was part of the annual San Jacinto College Foundation Golf Tournament. In the contest, the Foundation sold slightly more than 1,000 chances (represented by golf balls). The golf balls were suspended and dropped over a golf course green, and the first ball that dropped in a designated hole won a cash prize. “I’ve never won any sort of drawing, and it could not have happened at a better time, because I need the money for some car repairs,” commented Rabon, who bought five tickets at $5 each. The Foundation raised approximately $125,000 in the golf tournament, auction, and related events, held recently at the Battleground Golf Course in Deer Park, and hosted by New York Yankees star and San Jacinto College alumni Andy Pettitte. All proceeds raised in the fundraising golf tournament go directly to provide scholarships for San Jacinto College students. Ruth Keenan, Foundation executive director, presented the winning check to Rabon. Photo by Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing department.