Members of STV’s Jacksonville office recently participated in the sixth annual Build, Putt, Give food drive at the University of Florida (UNF) in support of the Feeding Northeast Florida (FNEFL) hunger-relief network. The event invites engineering professionals and UNF students to design and build creative “putt putt” holes out of donated food items for a unique and playable miniature golf course.

The 2019 event marked STV’s third consecutive year of participation. The team of David Shearer, P.E., vice president and business unit leader (and golfer), James Hobson, engineering specialist, and Kevin Shoemaker, P.E., and Sean Campbell, P.E., both engineers, built their own hole out of donated cans and boxes of food. As STV’s Jacksonville office specializes in roadways and bridges, their hole featured a tiered arch bridge to send golf balls from one section of the green to the next, along with a classic motorized windmill in front of the golf ball cup as an extra challenge.

The 2019 event brought in nearly 13,000 pounds of food donations for FNEFL’s work with food banks, soup kitchens, and hunger relief efforts, while ticket sale proceeds will go towards scholarships for UNF’s engineering students

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