Florida Tech to Host Capstone Classic Golf Tournament in North Vero Beach June 4

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology will host the 4th Annual Capstone Classic Golf Tournament on Friday, June 4, with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.) at the Grand Harbor Golf Course in North Vero Beach. The tournament, a four-person kick-out scramble, is a College of Engineering fundraiser to support scholarships and student design projects.

An awards buffet takes place at 2:30 p.m. and a wet wedge-y contest, which costs $10 to enter, is ongoing throughout the day. In this event, players try to hit a wedge shot 80 yards into a plastic pool in a water hazard.

The entry fee is $110 each or $400 for a foursome. The fee includes the green fee, cart fee, on-course refreshments, player gift packages, buffet and awards. The awards will include plaques, prizes and trophies.

Several sponsorship opportunities are available, ranging from a $250 hole sponsorship to a $10,000 presenting sponsor donation, with five other sponsorship levels in between. Sponsorships will be recognized during the event, in the event program, on the College of Engineering Web site and through several social networking sites. Last year, $50,000 was raised during the sold-out event.

Each year, Florida Tech engineering students join in teams to design and construct a student design project to fulfill a bachelor’s degree graduation requirement. The 2010 projects include a formula car, blended wing body remote-controlled aircraft, intelligent ground vehicle robot and an airplane tanker lighting design. The money raised in the Capstone Classic helps student teams purchase materials necessary to complete their projects.

For more information, call Florida Tech’s Office of Development at (321) 674-6162 or send e-mail to gsauerman@fit.edu.

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