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Golfers were invited to swing for science at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club


(West Palm Beach, Fla.)  Science was in full swing at the upcoming South Florida Science Center and Aquarium’s (SFSCA) second annual Golf Classic.  Hosted by the Science Center’s Young Professional Organization and chaired by SFSCA board member Heath Randolph, the tournament was held at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club on October 28, 2013.  The action packed day included lunch, a shot-gun start, cocktail reception and awards presentation.


“I’m honored to have had the opportunity to chair this event for the second year in a row,” said Randolph. “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 their expansion and renovation, they have the space to bring in much larger blockbuster exhibits, which will give them the ability to expand their breadth and depth of visitors.”


The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, formerly known as the South Florida Science Museum, recently completed a $5 million expansion and renovation.  With a new mission to “open every mind to science,” 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, conservation research station, 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,” said Lew Crampton, South Florida Science Center’s CEO. “We are grateful that Mayacoo Lakes Country Club welcomed us back again, as their course design incorporated both challenge and playability for every skill level.  We invited all types of golfers –new friends and old- to join us for a day of fun, all in the name of science.”


Golf Classic committee members included 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. 


The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium would like to extend a warm thank you to our generous sponsors, Wells Fargo Private Bank and Hedrick Brothers, and friends who participated in our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament. Thank you to all of our partners for making this event a success!


The South Florida Science Center is located at 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach and is open Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm.  General admission to the Science Center is $13.50 for adults, $10.00 for children three and up, and $12.00 for seniors 62+.  Science Center members and children under three are free.  Planetarium shows and miniature golf are not included in general admission and a special exhibit fee will be applied during certain traveling exhibits.


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