Science will be in full swing at the upcoming South Florida Science Center & Aquarium’s golf classic. Hosted by the science center’s Young Professional Organization and chaired by Board Member Heath Randolph, the tournament will be held at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club on Monday, Oct. 28. The action-packed day will include lunch, a shotgun start, a cocktail reception and awards presentation.
“I’m honored to be chairing this event for the second year in a row,” Randolph said. “It is through events such as this that we are able to continue to meet the informal science education needs of the tri-county area and beyond. Now that the science center has just completed its expansion and renovation, it has the space to bring in much larger blockbuster exhibits, which will give it the ability to expand its breadth and depth of visitors.”
The South Florida Science Center & Aquarium, formerly known as the South Florida Science Museum, recently completed a $5 million expansion and renovation. The science center features more than 50 hands-on educational exhibits, an 8,000-gallon fresh and salt water aquarium featuring both local and exotic marine life, a digital planetarium, a conservation research station, a Florida exhibit hall and an interactive Everglades exhibit.
“Last year’s inaugural golf classic was truly a success due in large part to the efforts of our wonderful Young Professionals Organization,” South Florida Science Center CEO Lew Crampton said. “We are grateful that Mayacoo Lakes Country Club has welcomed us back again, as their course design incorporates both challenge and playability for every skill level. We invite all types of golfers — new friends and old — to join us for a day of fun, all in the name of science.”
Committee members include Ben Alexander, Carolyn Broadhead, Scott Butler, John Clark Bills, Lew Crampton, Matthew Ferguson, Rob Ford, Jeremy Johnson, Mack Perry, Grier Pressly, Kevin Probel, Cater Randolph, Brian Ray, Judd Rowe, Jeff Smith and Rett Waldman.
The South Florida Science Center’s Young Professionals Organization is a dynamic group of individuals dedicated to engaging the community in supporting science and furthering the center’s educational mission through service support and community outreach. Members receive the inside scoop on what’s new at the center, invitations to VIP previews of new exhibits and shows, as well as opportunities to attend social and networking events throughout the year.
Golf registration is open for individuals or foursomes. The cost is $150 per golfer and $600 per foursome. Sponsorships are available. For more information about the South Florida Science Center’s Golf Classic or to become a Young Professional Organization member, call Marcy Hoffman at (561) 370-7738 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The South Florida Science Center is located at 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ABOVE: Judd Rowe, Heath Randolph, Rett Waldman and John Clark.