WATCH: Annual Chopper Dropper Event Underway at Florida Tech, Features $50,000 Grand Prize

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fun begins at 5:30 p.m.

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: The 17th Annual Sporting Affair, Chopper Dropper is taking place today on the campus of Florida Tech. Space Coast Daily’s Alan Zlotorzynski and the Friday Night Locker Room’s Steve Wilson and Orville Susong are broadcasting live.

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

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – 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.

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. (Florida Tech image)

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.

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