Florida Institute of Technology

Official Rules

Ticket entitles ONE PERSON to the Sporting Affair/Chopper Dropper cocktail reception which starts at 5:30 p.m. Suntree Country Club on March 15, 2018.

WRISTBAND REQUIRED for entry into event.

 

RULES GOVERNING THE CONDUCT AND OPERATION OF

FLORIDA TECH’S CHOPPER DROPPER

Florida Institute of Technology

Allen S. Henry Bldg.

150 West University Blvd.

Melbourne, Florida 32901

(321) 674-8429

Date, Time, and Place

The 15th Annual Chopper Dropper golf ball drop will be held on Friday, March 15, 2018 at approximately 6:30 p.m., at Suntree Country Club in Melbourne, Florida.

Source of Funds for Winning Tickets

All tickets will be sold prior to the Chopper Dropper ball drop. Prize money for winning tickets will be provided by Chopper Dropper ticket sales.*

Procedures

Ball Certification

• Standard golf balls of comparable weight and size will be numbered 1 to 2,000.

• The 2,000 golf balls will be audited by a representative from an independent accounting firm to ensure that all balls are present.

• The balls will then be placed in sealed containers and certified by a representative of the independent accounting firm that all balls are present and accounted for.

• The containers holding the golf balls will be stored in a secure location until the day of the event.

Ball Drop

• Under the observation of security personnel, the golf balls from the sealed containers will be transferred into two transport containers.

• The two transport containers will be placed into the helicopter.

• The helicopter will then proceed to take off and approach the drop zone where it will hover. The designated ball dropper, or flight team member, will release the balls from the containers.

• Once all balls have been dropped, determination of the winners will take place.

Winner Identification

• A member of Florida Tech’s Athletic Partnerships Department will maintain a master list of balls purchased, the ticket’s assigned owner and contact information at all times.

• A pre-determined staff member of the designated country club will be charged with measuring the balls that land closest to the pin.

• The country club staff member, under the direct observation of the University President (or their designee), University Athletic Director (or their designee), the University Director of Athletic Partnerships (or their designee) and the Athletic Partnerships Department member will approach the drop zone for the purpose of determining the winners.

• The Florida Tech Athletic Partnerships member, and aforementioned observers, will determine the grand prize winning ball based on which ball has landed closest to the designated flag pin and then the next winning ball, and so forth, until all winning balls have been determined.

• The country club staff member, along with the Florida Tech Advancement Services member, will certify all winning balls by signing a “Statement of Certification.”

• Winners will then be announced during the Chopper Dropper cocktail reception and posted on-line at www.chopperdropper.com as soon as possible after the winning balls are determined.

• Winners need not be present to win.

Claiming of Prizes

• In cases where a winner was not present at the cocktail reception, or may not have visited the web site, university staff will make all reasonable attempts to contact the winner via the contact information he or she provided on the Chopper Dropper ticket information form.

• During normal business hours, winners may contact Florida Institute of Technology Athletic Partnerships at (321) 674-8429.

• Any prize money not claimed by April 30, 2018, will be considered unclaimed and dedicated to student-athletic scholarships at the Florida Institute of Technology.

*No purchase or contribution is necessary.