News release from Science Central:
Science Central tees off with a bang at the 13th Annual Golf Classic charity fundraiser
(May 13, 2016) – On Thursday, June 2nd, participants in Science Central’s 13th Annual Golf Classic presented by ch2m will enjoy a traditional Florida Scramble golf tournament with a few Science Central “specialties” thrown in for good measure.
Back by popular demand, the Science Central Air Cannon air compression gun will be located on the Par 5 Hole #1 at Pine Valley Country Club. Participants wishing to participate will have the opportunity to take one of their shots using an air compression gun to launch their golf ball over 300 yards down the fairway. Teams wishing to use the gun for their shot on the hole will pay a premium, giving each team member one shot with the gun. “Golfers had a blast with this last year and were very excited to hear it would be back again this year,” said Martin S. Fisher, Executive Director of Science Central.
In addition to the air compression gun shot, golfers will also be involved in experiments utilizing liquid nitrogen, including sampling ice cream made with the frosty element. The course will also be decked out with signage containing golf science facts, with a different fact presented at each hole.
“We work very hard to showcase the fun in science in everything we do so why should a round of golf be any different?” said Fisher. “Anatomy, physics, metallurgy and engineering, all of these fields play a role in golf. We are excited to demonstrate these science connections … and have fun while doing it.”
One of the main fundraisers for Science Central each year, this event raises money to help offset the operational costs of running the region’s only science center and one of the most popular cultural attractions in northeast Indiana. For those interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities or registering a team, please contact Sean Nolan at 424-2400 ext. 423.
What: 13th Annual Science Central Golf Classic presented by ch2m
When: Thursday, June 2 at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Pine Valley Country Club – 10900 Pine Mills Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46845
Price: $160/golfer or $600/team of four (includes green fees, cart, dinner, two free drinks, and prizes)
Registration: Visit www.sciencecentral.org
About Science Central
Science Central, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has provided a hands-on fun learning environment for more than 20 years. Through our 120+ exhibits, school tours, distance learning programs and weekend public events, we bring the excitement of science and technology to nearly 140,000 children and adults annually. Science Central is located at 1950 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. For more information, contact Science Central at 260-424-2400 or visit www.sciencecentral.org.