Raffle Raises $25,000
MELBOURNE, FLA.—Fred Williams of Melbourne, Fla., won the $6,325 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II watch donated by Kempf’s Jewelers in Indialantic. The raffle raised $25,000 for Florida Institute of Technology’s Scott Center for Autism Treatment. Williams is a volunteer at Harmony Farms, which provides equine-assisted therapy in East Central Florida.
The watch has a 40mm, stainless steel, 24-hour bezel and hand; independently adjustable 12-hour hand; 31-jewel chronometer movement; synthetic sapphire crystal, with an Oysterlock bracelet.
“It was a most unexpected surprise. I love watches and plan on keeping the Rolex, which will certainly be the nicest watch I will ever own. I would like to thank Kempf’s for their amazing generosity,” said Williams.
The Scott Center opened in October 2009. It provides treatment, education and training for persons with autism spectrum disorders and their families from Brevard, Indian River, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties. The center implements research-based practices, partners with schools and families and collaborates with other professionals.
The center’s website is www.thescottcenter.org
CUTLINE: Fred Williams displays his new Rolex.