Florida Lottery, UF hold ice cream social to honor Bright Futures recipients

Published: October 2nd, 2013

Category: General

WHAT:
The Florida Lottery and University of Florida will co-host the third annual Ice Cream Social event to honor new and returning Bright Futures scholarship recipients and to celebrate the lottery’s 25-year history of supporting education in Florida. The event will be held on the campus of University of Florida and ice cream will be donated by Florida Lottery corporate retailer Winn-Dixie.

WHO:
Bruce Hoffmann, chief of staff, Florida Lottery
Dave Kratzer, UF vice president for student affairs
UF students

WHEN:
Thursday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m.

WHERE:
University of Florida
Plaza of the Americas (in front of Library West)

WHY:
The Bright Futures Scholarship Program, which is funded primarily by the Florida Lottery, was created in 1997 by the Florida Legislature to assist students in pursuing post-secondary educational and career goals. Bright Futures scholarships are awarded to Florida high school graduates based on high academic achievement. Since the program’s inception, the Florida Lottery has contributed more than $4.29 billion to send more than 650,000 students to college. To date, more than 365,000 Bright Futures scholarships have been awarded to students attending UF, totaling $928,381.633.53

EDITOR’S NOTE:
Media interested in attending the event and conducting an interview with Lottery Chief of Staff Bruce Hoffmann should contact the Lottery’s Communications Office at 850-487-7727 to arrange an interview.

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