Scott Center Receives $16K Donation Through New York Jets Raffle

Florida Tech Presented Football Team’s
50/50 Drawing for Entire 2018 Season

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Though the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers needed overtime to settle their Dec. 23, 2018, game at MetLife Stadium, the day’s other major winner needed no such drama: Florida Tech’s Scott Center for Autism Treatment received a donation of more than $16,000 as recipient of the Jets 50/50 Raffle that day.

Hosted by the New York Jets Foundation, the raffle was presented by Florida Tech for the entire 2018 season. During each home game, fans were provided the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets, with one lucky fan winning half of the raffle jackpot when the winning number was announced early in the 4th quarter. The remainder of the jackpot benefited select charities as well as the Jets Foundation.

Florida Tech Trustee and Scott Center founder Ed Scott and his son, Reece, who was diagnosed with autism in the 1990s, joined Florida Tech President Dwayne McCay, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts Dean Lisa Steelman and others at the stadium to watch the game and accept the donation.

In total, the raffle raised $32,420.

The Jets lost to the Packers, 44-38.

Florida Tech is an official education and STEM partner of the New York Jets. More information is available at

Next month, the Scott Center will be the focus of additional generosity as it holds its An Evening of Hope XI fundraiser. The Feb. 16 event is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Merritt Island home of Keith and Lila Buescher.

Sponsorships are available for the annual fundraising gala, which features the theme “Sunset on the Seine” and helps support the Florida Tech-based center’s scholarship and subsidy efforts. There are six sponsorship levels, from the $500 Felicite (Happiness) level to the $15,000 Esperance (Hope) level, which is the event’s title sponsor. Each level includes at least two and as many as 16 tickets to attend the event.

For more information, visit or send questions to the Scott Center’s Courtenay Porter at


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