MELBOURNE, FLA.—Tickets are now available for the Florida Institute of Technology annual Sporting Affair and Ninth Annual Chopper Dropper, which will take place March 16 at the Suntree Country Club. Sporting Affair XX and Chopper Dropper raise money for Florida Institute of Technology athlete scholars and the new football program.
Exactly 2,500 numbered golf balls will be loaded into a helicopter and dropped near the Suntree Country Club clubhouse. The ball that lands closest to the pin/flag wins $25,000. One individual per $50 ball sponsorship may attend the 5:30 p.m. cocktail reception, which includes a generous selection of food, beer and wine. Everyone may gather around to watch the action.
There are 12 additional cash prizes. The ball landing second closest to the pin wins $10,000; third closest wins $5,000. Also, 10 runner-up prizes of $1,000 each will be awarded, for a grand total of $50,000 to be given away. All proceeds from the event support athletics scholarships for deserving Florida Tech student athletes.
Sporting Affair XX also includes a golf tournament. The shotgun start is at 1 p.m.
“Sporting Affair offers some exciting, fun events for the community and is our biggest fund-raiser for athletic scholarships. The money it raises makes a very big difference in our ability to provide these scholarships to deserving student athletes and for our new football program,” said Matt Kilcullen, Florida Tech assistant vice president of athletic fundraising.
For more information about Chopper Dropper, contact Ashley Gardner at (321) 674-8429 or log on to: www.chopperdropper.com.