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September 26, 2013 (San Diego ) – JVD Golf and Promotions in Rancho San Diego is teaming up with the Strong Will Foundation to host the annual STRONG Will Foundation Golf Tournament, complete with helicopter ball drop contest and a chance to win $2,500—even for non-golfers.

The event will be held Friday, November 1 at The Crossings Carlsbad Golf Course, and benefits patients with traumatic brain injuries.  The tournament is named after Will Barton, who was shot three times at close range while walking home from work at Barrio Star.  With a bullet lodged in his brain, his chance of survival was less than one percent.

His family had to learn to understand multiple aspects of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), as well as navigate the health care system in order to receive the best possible care for Will. Determined by their struggles and successes, Will and his family have decided to advocate and support patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).  The STRONG WILL Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides support and rehabilitation efforts to patients recovering from traumatic brain injuries.

The event kicks-off with a unique “Helicopter Ball Drop Contest”. The public is encouraged to purchase Ball Drop Tickets to help support the foundation, with a chance to win a grand prize of $500K with a Guaranteed Prize of $2,500 for in-the-hole or closest to the hole. The official STRONG Will Golf Tournament helicopter will drop a lottery-style bucket of numbered balls from above the 9th hole before the tournament.  Each participant is assigned a numbered golf ball to see who wins. Following an exciting day of golf, enjoy great food, fabulous live music, auction, and banquet afterwards. 

You do not need to be a golfer to enter theHelicopter Ball Drop Contest”. Public may purchase “Helicopter Ball Drop Contest “tickets by visiting the registration and sponsor web page

Will Barton himself will be hosting a scramble golf tournament and after-party banquet with a live band, silent auction, and numerous raffles in the evening.  All golfers and non-golfers are encouraged to attend this event to support our foundation providing support and rehabilitation efforts for patients recovering from traumatic brain injuries. 

If you are unable to attend the golf tournament, you can also sponsor a golfer(s) or foursome, or make a donation on behalf of the STRONG WILL Foundation.   

Foundation Website:


Below is the information for the event and the foundation:


  • Helicopter ball drop
  • Hole-in-one prize (new car)
  • Longest drive (2 holes)
  • Closest to pin (2 holes)
  • Strategic shot (1 hole)

Event Registration fees are structured as follows:

$175 per golfer - EARLY BIRD prior to October 1st, $200 after October 1st (includes After-Party)

$40 per After-Party attendee (non-golfer) 

EARLY BIRD prior to October 1st, $55 after October 1st

NOTE - all registration and sponsorship sign-up's can be found by pasting this link into your internet browser:

Helicopter Ball Drop:

A Helicopter will drop a lottery-style bucket of numbered balls from above the 9th hole before the tournament.  Each participant will be assigned a numbered golf ball to see who wins!

Grand Prize - $500k with a Guaranteed Prize - $2,500




Registration fees for these events can be found online and reserved by sending a check to the following address:

Strong Will Foundation

3020 1st Avenue

San Diego, CA 92103

Transportation options are available, as they will be chartering a round-trip coach bus from the Liberty Station Ace Hardware for your convenience.

Overnight accommodations are available at the Sheraton Carlsbad on premise.

JVD Golf also seeks tournament sponsors and auction item donors for the following:


  • Tournament Title Sponsor - $10,000 (Exclusive first come availability)
  • Diner and Gala Sponsor - $5,000
  • Helicopter Ball Drop Sponsor - $5,000
  • Sport Bag Sponsor - $3,000 (includes 4-some of golfers)
  • Shoe Bag Sponsor - $3,000 (includes 4-some of golfers)
  • Logo Golf Ball Sponsor - $2,000
  • Logo Golf Glove Sponsor - $2,000
  • Golf Cart Sponsor - $1,500
  • Hole Sponsors - $500


For all sponsor opportunities visit

For more information Contact(s): Call Jeff at JVD Golf & Promotions  (619) 846-9995


Tournament Registration