This year SSMC participated in the 6th annual Build Putt Give event at the University of North Florida, hosted by Peters and Yaffee, Inc. This competition challenges industry professionals to build a complete miniature golf course out of non-perishable food items. Donations benefit Feeding Northeast Florida, and this year’s event received a total of 12,872 pounds of donated food. That amounts to 10,726 meals! It’s not all about the food, however. Thanks to generous sponsors, Build Putt Give was able to make a $1,000 donation to the University of North Florida and another $1,000 to the Kate Amato Foundation.
SSMC was represented by a team of four consisting of Mike Brown, Ian O’Gorman, Justin Backs, and Brooks Davis. The hole was designed and built by Brooks and Justin, with final assembly by Mike and Ian at the event. In attendance were Rob Gardner and Joe Gore from the SSMC Jacksonville office. Out of the 20 companies that built putt-putt holes, SSMC’s hole won the award for Most Industry Related, and our golfers received 1st (Justin), 2nd (Brooks), and 3rd place (Ian) out of 80 golfers for the Master Putter Award. We plan to return next year with even more food to donate and to defend our Master Putter titles!