Golf-ball drop helps Kaua‘i United Way

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A Jack Harter Helicopters craft dumps a load of 2,000 golf balls over a special hole created on the Ocean Course at Hokuala 18th fairway in Lihu‘e Sunday during the Kaua‘i United Way fundraiser.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i United Way Acting Executive Director Lori Almarza, center, prepares to gather winning golf balls in and around the special hole created for the golf-ball drop Sunday while Lynnette Medrano Stine, left, records the results being witnessed by a volunteer and cellphone video.

LIHU‘E — Shelley Gerardo of Kukui‘ula said she could hear the Jack Harter Helicopter Sunday at the Hokuala Ocean Course 18th fairway.