Home Run Helicopter Drop — Wappingers Falls
- The event is FREE. The cost for a baseball in the the Helicopter Drop is $10.
- Dutchess Stadium
- 1500 Rout 9D, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 United States
The Leadership Dutchess 25th anniversary class and Dutchess County Chamber Foundation invite you to be a part of the Home Run Helicopter Drop. This will take place Wednesday, April 23rd at Dutchess Stadium. This evening hosts the Hudson Valley Baseball Classic, a baseball game between rivaling teams, Marist College and the US Army. Three thousand families and fans are anticipated at this annual event. At the end of the game, a helicopter will hover over the field and drop 3,000 numbered baseballs. The ball landing on or closest to the target will be dubbed the “winner” of the Home Run Helicopter Drop and walk away with a grand prize of $2,000.
The purchase of a baseball will be returned to the community in the form of scholarships, youth leadership and outreach programs, and service projects to benefit local non-profit organizations. The Foundation also provides over $50,000 annually in scholarships to Hudson Valley students each year. Contributions will go directly to supporting local residents who want to pursue education.
The game and parking is free, and there will be fireworks after the helicopter drop as well. For more information, or to purchase a baseball for the drop, please visit www.chamberfdn.org. Your support is greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you at the event!