Scott Center At FIT Receives $18,000 Gift From Funds Raised During Tourney At Kiwi Tennis Center
By Florida Tech // August 13, 2016
Money will be used for scholarships
BREVARD COUNTY • INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, FLORIDA –The Scott Center for Autism Treatment at Florida Institute of Technology has received an $18,000 gift from funds raised during the 11th Annual Revolution Technologies Pro Tennis Classic at Kiwi Tennis Club in Indian Harbour Beach.
The largest women’s tennis event in Central Florida, the week-long tournament raised over $36,000.
In addition to featuring the USTA-sanctioned tournament, the event also included the Courtside Celebration Benefit, where 100 guests enjoyed food and drink and live and silent auctions while viewing a tennis match.
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey was the evening’s master of ceremonies.
The Parker Foundation for Autism and Child Development, which funds sports, arts and educational programming to bridge the gap between children with autism and related disabilities, their families and the Space Coast community, also received an $18,000 gift.
At the Scott Center, the gift will be used for scholarships and specific programs, including Aces for Autism and the Social Skills Groups.
Founded in 2009 at Florida Tech, the Scott Center for Autism Treatment was made possible by the generous support of Cheryl and Ed Scott, the Eckerd Family Foundation, other private donations, and public funding.
The Center operates within Florida Tech’s College of Psychology and Liberal Arts and administers services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families, ranging from parent education to structured behavioral therapies.
The Center is also a “teaching hospital” for graduate students, with supervision by doctoral-level faculty, and offers community training to schools and other organizations.
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