Friday’s ‘Chip in for Jim” brought out several hundred people to raise money for Jim McFarland in his fight against ALS. Top Lef: the helicopter drop of golf balls onto Woods Valley Golf Club course in Valley Center. You may have to look closely to see them. The balls were numbered and the purchaser of the ball closest to the pin was eligible to win up to $5,000.
McFarland, a 20-year resident of VC, said he was “awed” and “amazed” by the support given to him at this sell-out event. It’s difficult to estimate
exactly how many people attended, but according to an organizer, there were 148 golfers, and 110 who purchased dinner alone. The Valley Center Community Aid Group provided 250
Attendees gather to watch for the helicopter.
dinners before they ran out. There was also a cigar tent.
Shown is Jim McFarland, the beneficiary of “Chip in for Jim” (second from left), with his family (from left), Jordan McFarland, Jeanne McFarland and Jon Forrest.