See Golf Balls Drop from Sky at Sporting Affair’s Chopper Dropper March 18

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Tickets are now available for the Florida Institute of Technology annual Sporting Affair and Chopper Dropper, which will take place March 18 at the Suntree Country Club. Sporting Affair XIX and Chopper Dropper raise money for Florida Institute of Technology athlete scholars and the new football program.

Exactly 2,000 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 XIX 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 athletes and for our new football program,” said Bill Jurgens, Florida Tech director of athletics.

For more information about Chopper Dropper, contact Melissa Klos at (321) 674-6826 or at or log on to: For more on Sporting Affair, contact Rosalind Weiss at (321) 537-3529 or at

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