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Join us outside the Village Smithy on Main Street in Carbondale!

First Friday, May 3rd at 5pm!


The Event

Imagine 1,000 ping pong balls being dropped from a Fire Ladder truck onto targets outside the Village Smithy restaurant in downtown Carbondale! It's all happening on May 3rd! 
Get ready for the fourth annual Fireball Drop, brought to you by Ace Hardware of Carbondale and benefiting Carbondale Rotary! Purchase adoption tickets for only $20 apiece for a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000
Look for tickets for sale from our Rotarians and Mt. Sopris Rotary Club and City Market Carbondale outside Ace Hardware in Carbondale at select times and through our youth non-profit partners, Ascendigo, Stepping Stones and the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District!

Thanks to Carbondale Rotary Lead Sponsor Alpine Bank!

The Cause

The Fireball Drop is a one-of-a-kind event in support of the service work of Rotary Club of Carbondale. Each ticket is tax-deductible and all proceeds after expenses fund our scholarships for local high school students, our local non-profit donations, and service projects both here in Carbondale and worldwide through Rotary International. 

First Friday Fun!

Plans for the Fireball Drop include having members of the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District drop the balls from their ladder truck onto a field with targets on the front lawn of the Village Smithy restaurant on Main Street in Carbondale! Will your ticket match the ball closest to the target? Come see for yourself or watch online on Facebook!

Tentative Schedule:

5:00pm - Fireball Drop

5:30pm (or sooner if possible) - Announcement of winner

Please Support our Generous Annual Sponsors!

Agent Brian Keleher
Drs. Herschel Ross & Rachel Brown
Agent Karen Peirson

RK Wolff Safety Consulting

Mike Waski

Carbondale Car Care

The Details

The Rotary Club of Carbondale is part of Rotary International, a worldwide service organization with over 1.4 million volunteer members. Rotary members embody the spirit of “Service above Self.” Rotary Club of Carbondale is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization and tickets for the Fireball Drop are tax-deductible.

The total number of ping pong balls dropped depends on the number of tickets sold. Ticket costs are as follows:
  • 1 ball for $20
  • 3 balls for $50

Each ticket will be assigned a unique ball number by computer. If your ball hits or is closest to the center target you are the winner of the $5,000 first place prize. Positive identification will be required for all prizes won.

Please note that members, employees, agents and assignees of the Rotary Club of Carbondale, its advertising agencies involved in the race as resident Rotary family and household members shall be ineligible to win prizes associated with this race.

Additional winners will claim $500 cash and other prizes!