Fifteen hundred golf balls were dropped from the sky on Saturday for Terry's Big Bearded Ball Drop.
Despite coronavirus ruining a community event, where donors who had a ball in the drop could watch the helicopter drop them onto Benalla Friendlies Reserve, eager ticket holders watched via a Facebook livestream.
Jamie Van Der Zalm, with ball number 1494, was the closest to the target and will receive a $10,000 shopping spree.
For Terry Greaves, who was the driving force behind the fundraising effort, he was amazed they were able to beat their goal of $150,000.
"It is really important for the cancer centre, and we have raised more than $170,000 so that will go into all their projects they have going," he said.
Everyone who made a $20 donation towards Terry's cause or purchased multiple tickets was entered into the first ball drop electronic lottery with 1500 lucky donors randomly selected for the physical drop.
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The money raised will go to the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund. "If out of all this I can get someone the same care as I am getting that is great," Mr Greaves said.
"I would just like to thank everyone who has helped us, all our bearded ambassadors and our committee."
Trust fund chair Michelle Hensel said without event's like Terry's the centre wouldn't be one of the leading regional cancer services.