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Sporting Affair XXVII, Chopper Dropper Coming to Florida Tech Campus March 15

Annual Fundraiser for
Florida Tech Athletics

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech’s athletic fields have seen plenty of action, but nothing quite like what’s planned for the evening of March 15.

That’s when a helicopter will drop 2,000 numbered golf balls onto a field implanted with a golf flag, and the ball that lands closest to the flag will win the holder of that number a $50,000 grand prize. There is also a $10,000 second prize and 15 $1,000 prizes.

Called Chopper Dropper, this thrilling event is a major part of Florida Tech’s Sporting Affair XXVII, the university’s annual fundraiser for its 18 varsity sports and more than 550 scholar-athletes.

The fun begins at 5:30 p.m., with the ball drop at approximately 6:30 p.m.

The event will also feature a party under a big tent on the Varsity Training Center field, with cocktails, food from sponsors The Broken Barrel Tavern and Campus Dining Services, and live music. There will also be a 50/50 cash raffle.

Other event sponsors are Berman Hopkins Wright LaHam CPAs & Associates and Jersey Mike’s Subs.

Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $100 each at www.chopperdropper.com. Each ticket includes one Chopper Dropper ball and access to the party for one person.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.chopperdropper.com or www.floridatechsportingaffair.com.

EDITORS/PRODUCERS: Please contact Director of Media Communications Adam Lowenstein at adam@fit.edu or 321-674-8964 prior to the event to ensure access.

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