MELBOURNE, FLA. — William “Randy” Muns of Dallas, Texas, won the $50,000 grand prize March 20 at the 2020 Chopper Dropper fundraiser for Florida Tech’s athletics programs.
Now in its 17th year, Chopper Dropper involves dropping 2,000 numbered golf balls from a helicopter onto Andy Seminick-Les Hall Field at Florida Tech, and the ball that ends up closest to the golf flag implanted there wins the $50,000 grand prize. There is also a $10,000 second prize and 15 $1,000 prizes, as well.
It was a fitting setting for Muns’ win. The two-time Florida Tech alumnus, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business in 1978 and went on to earn his MBA in 1980, was a four-year letterman in baseball. His love for the game was evidenced by his generous support for the very baseball field where he won big, and his lead gift helped Florida Tech reach its fundraising goal to light that field.
Muns, who also won a $1,000 prize, now shares his insight, passion and business acumen as a member of Florida Tech’s Board of Trustees.
The $10,000 prize was won by alumnus Scott Siebert of Charlotte, North Carolina.
In addition to Muns, 14 other Chopper Dropper participants won $1,000 each as runner-up winners. They were:
Mike Coleman, Cocoa Beach; Bruce Gaarder, Palm Bay; Ruben Gonzalez, Melbourne; William Guyan/Leonard DRS, Melbourne; Lisa Hameline (alumna), Indian Harbour Beach; Bonnie Harry, Halethorpe, Maryland; Paul Osman, Indialantic; Robert Sarles, Rockledge; Cricket Scafati, San Francisco; Kelli Shaneville, Melbourne; Gloria Sparkman, Cocoa; Linda Stewart, Upperco, Maryland; Carl Swenson, Palm Bay; University Center Imaging, Melbourne.