MELBOURNE, FLA. — Andrew Wilson won the $50,000 grand prize at Florida Tech’s recent Chopper Dropper fundraiser.
Now in its 20th year, the Chopper Dropper involves dropping 2,000 numbered golf balls from a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office helicopter onto Rick Stottler Soccer Field at Florida Tech. Supporters have a chance to win one of 17 cash prizes. The ball closest to the golf flag implanted on the field wins the $50,000 grand prize. There is also a $10,000 second place prize for the second-closest ball and 15 $1,000 prizes.
Berman Hopkins CPAs and Associates, LLP helped sponsor the event. Laura Anne Pray, Audit Partner, and Katie Hardin, Senior Audit Manager, were the firm’s official golf ball auditors.
The Chopper Dropper is the university's largest fundraiser in support of its scholar-athletes. The funds raised through the 2023 Chopper Dropper will benefit Florida Tech’s student-athletes by elevating their access to better nutrition and developing a leadership program that will help guide scholar-athletes during their time at Florida Tech and after graduation.
To watch the recorded live stream, visit Florida Tech's YouTube channel.
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