It is springtime, and the whirring of helicopter blades and thump of golf balls hitting the green were once again part of our seasonal soundscape.
The 11th annual Sporting Affair XXII Golf Tourney and Chopper Dropper March 14 at Suntree Country Club grossed more than $500,000 to help Florida Tech student-athletes with scholarships in 2014-15.
Michael Kenemuth of Melbourne won $50,000 when his golf ball stopped closest to the pin among the 2,000 numbered balls dropped from the helicopter. Rakesh Shah of Tampa was the $10,000 winner, and 15 others received $1,000 as runner-up winners. (You can find the full list of winners on Page 3 of Florida Tech NOW and at www.chopperdropper.com.)
As always, this was a wonderful event, full of laughter and camaraderie. We could not have done it without our partners, sponsors, supporters and staff, who join the thousands of participants in knowing that together, they are making a difference for deserving students here at Florida Tech.
Another rite of spring – cleaning – is scheduled for Saturday, April 12 starting at 9 a.m. at the Crawford Green on our Melbourne campus. That’s when the Office of the President presents Florida Tech’s annual Campus Cleanup. Please come out, meet some great people, help keep our beautiful campus litter-free and enjoy a great pizza lunch on us.