Golfers Tee Off for Science



Science Center’s Annual Golf Tournament Supports Efforts For New Brain Exhibit

(West Palm Beach, Fla) – The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium recently hosted their annual Conservation Cup, a Better Ball tournament. The sold-out event took place at Mayacoo Lakes and included a luncheon, cocktail party, and awards presentation. Participants were swinging for science as funds raised are earmarked for the new permanent Brain exhibit planned for 2018. The exhibition will take a bottom-up approach to telling the story of the human brain, from the molecular and cellular level to the integrated circuitry that creates our hopes, fears and memories.

“We are absolutely thrilled to host this event each year,” said Lew Crampton, president and CEO of the Science Center. “We are on par to reach our $2 million fundraising goal, and we are grateful to our supporters for helping us get that much closer to our target.”

Scott Ackerman and Steven Gross won the men’s division with Scott Butler and Tim Hanlon coming in second place. Kathleen Crampton and Page Lee Hufty won the women’s division with Nadine Fite and Cari Rentas in second place.

Heath Randolph served as chairman of the event, and Scott Butler, Mack Perry and Jeff Smith were co-chairs. Additional committee members included Ryan Bridger, Alex Coleman, Lew Crampton, Mathew Ferguson, David Fite, Dennis Goldstein, Sophie Gross, Patrick Horgan, Page Lee Hufty, Jeremy Johnson, Brady Johnstone, Ashley Nelson, Michel Perry, Pauline Pitt, Grier Pressly, Carter Randolph, Brian Ray, Cari Rentas, Carolyn Sasso, Rebecca Seelig, Brian Smith, Kellie Stenzel, Jim Walton, Robbie Wright.

Major sponsors for the Conservation Cup included: Breakthru Beverage Group, Butler Construction, Cari Rentas with Professional Bank, CBIZ, Cigna, Mr. and Mrs. Lew Crampton, EDS Air Conditioning and Plumbing, The Fite Group, Hedrick Brothers Construction, MP Design & Architecture, Kellie Stenzel Golf, Larocca & Associates, Inc., PBPR, Pressly, Pressly, Randolph & Pressly, P.A., Jeff Smith and Titos Vodka.

The mission of the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is to “open every mind to science” and the indoor/outdoor venue features more than 100 hands-on educational exhibits, a 10,000 gallon fresh and salt water aquarium- featuring both local and exotic marine life, a digital planetarium, conservation research station, Florida exhibit hall, Pre-K focused “Discovery Center,” an interactive Everglades exhibit and the 18-hole Conservation Course – an outdoor putting course with science-focused education stations.

Currently on display until April 22, 2018 is the newest blockbuster exhibit Astronaut, an interactive experience that immerses guests in life on board the International Space Station.

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The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is located at 4801 Dreher Trail North in West Palm Beach and is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is $16.95 for adults, $12.95 for children ages 3 to 12 and $14.95 for seniors aged 60 and older. Science Center members and children under 3 are free. Planetarium shows and mini golf are not included in general admission pricing.