Score Big at The First Tee Indy's Inaugural Ball Drop Halftime Event

The First Tee IndyThirty-six hours after a nearly 12,000 pound Waterford crystal ball drops in New York City’s Times Square to ring in the New Year, the Greater Indianapolis First Tee will hold a ball drop of its own.

A slew of great prizes, including tickets to the Super Bowl and The Masters, are up for grabs as the organization holds its first annual “Ball Drop” halftime event at Lucas Oil Field during the Colts regular season finale against the Tennessee Titans.

Individual tickets for the event are priced at $10. You can purchase three (3) tickets for $25, six (6) tickets for $50 and twelve (12) tickets for $100. This fundraiser will benefit the local chapter of The First Tee, with proceeds helping the organization expand programming in the local community.

First Tee CEO Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., will be attending the event as the Colts “12th Man” and he will serve as Grand Marshal for the ball drop. The ball that funnels into the hole first wins the 1st prize – two tickets to the 2011 Super Bowl. The second ball picked will be good for two tickets to The Masters in Augusta, Ga., plus airfare and 3-night accommodations. For a complete list of prizes, click here.

Tickets for this event can be purchased a variety of ways. They’re currently available at South Grove Golf Course and at the following area golf facilities:

- Crooked Stick Golf Club
- Broadmoor Country Club
- Meridian Hills Country Club
- Eagle Creek Golf Club
- The Trophy Club
- Winding River Golf Course
- Thatcher Golf Course
- Woodstock Club

Lucas Oil Stadium

The First Tee has also set up booths inside and outside of Lucas Oil Stadium so tickets can be purchased at Colts home games. Inside the stadium, tickets can be purchased by visiting the First Tee booth located in the lower concourse South/West corner across from sections 129 and 132. The First Tee’s outdoor booth can be found in the American Family FanZone arena. The booth is located next to the Meijer VIP tent and Bud VIP tent.

Tickets can be purchased at The Blue Crew Sports Bar & Grill, located at 7035 E. 96th St.

If you can’t make it to any of those physical locations, you can contact First Tee Indianapolis Executive Director Brad Beck at 327-7350 or by email at You can also send a check to South Grove Golf Course, Attn: Ball Drop, 1800 W. 18th St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. Make checks payable to The First Tee of Greater Indianapolis. 


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