Chopper Dropper event to name $25,000 grand prize winner and benefits Florida Institute of Technology’s athletic scholarship program.

March 8, 2012:  Suntree Country Club will be hosting the 9th Annual Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) Chopper Dropper on Friday, March 16th.  The event, which includes a Sporting Affair Golf Tournament, Million Dollar Hole-in-One shootout, Chopper Dropper, Silent Auction and Chopper Dropper Cocktail Reception, draws in thousands of spectators each year.

The cocktail reception, held under the “big tent”, will take place at 5:30, with the Chopper Dropper scheduled for approximately 6:30 pm. The drop features an exciting aerial display, and a helicopter hovering above the club’s driving range, assuring the best views for all attendees.  The chopper will be dropping 2,500 numbered golf balls (which correspond to ticket numbers), determining the closest to the pin $25K winner, and other monetary winners.

Tickets can be purchased through Florida Tech ( and are priced at $50. Ticket bearers receive admittance for one to the cocktail reception as well as a chance to win monetary prizes ranging from $1,000 to $25,000.  Proceeds from this event will help fund FIT athletic scholarship programs.

Suntree Country Club’s General Manager, Steve Lamontagne, commented, “We are very proud to host the FIT Chopper Dropper each year, and our members always look forward to enjoying the outdoor cocktail reception.  There really are so many exciting aspects of this event that perpetuates repeat attendance, the million dollar shootout and golf tournament included.  However, we certainly don’t want to overshadow the cause, which is to promote local athletic scholarships.”

Located in Brevard County, Suntree Country Club offers 36-holes of championship golf, featuring the “best greens in Brevard”!  The Classic Course, one of the first official stops for the Senior PGA Tour, was designed by Robert Trent Jones.  World-renowned Arnold Palmer, a legendary figure in golf, designed the Challenge Course.  Our tennis center offers competitive tennis in a family-friendly environment, with 8 lighted tennis courts (6 clay and 2 hard courts) and a team of top-ranked professionals.