About the Duffer

What is the DiSTI Duffer

The DiSTI Duffer is a grassroots effort to raise money for the Central Florida STEM Education Council and J.O.S.H.(Just Our Soliders’ Helpers) via a casual 9-hole scramble tournament. The event is open to all skill levels and is about raising money and awareness of STEM in our Central Florida community. DiSTI absorbs the material costs of hosting the event ensuring that every dollar that comes in goes to the hero charities we support. Read more…

Why Central Florida STEM?

The Central Florida STEM Education Council mission is to collaboratively coordinate and plan STEM education efforts preparing and encouraging pre-college students to enter technical fields of study and to pursue employment in the central Florida high-tech workforce.

Through STEM education and outreach programs like the U.S. Army PEO STRI High School Engineering Internship and the TMCA Robotics Academy (pictured below), young people are exposed to exciting, hands-on, mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills.

All funds raised benefit the Central Florida STEM Education Council (CFSEC). CFSEC strives to develop a unified STEM program to include mass communication, mentorships, and resources for parents, students, and educators through on-line and event venues. We support the CFSEC’s efforts to stimulate interest in STEM education and hope you’ll choose to proved support to them as well. Learn more at CentralFloridaSTEM.org.


Why J.O.S.H.?

The mission of Just Our Soldiers’ Helpers (J.O.S.H.), is to increase the morale of deployed U.S. service members from all branches of the military.

J.O.S.H. accomplishes this mission by sending care packages containing name-brand items that are not readily available during deployment. These care packages consist of high-quality snacks/food and hygiene products. Their tagline is: “Bringing Smiles to Our Deployed Heroes One Care Package at a Time”.

J.O.S.H. is 100% volunteer led and operated IRS Approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit. J.O.S.H. is a 2018 GuideStar Platinum charity with 94% of all donations going directly to the care packages. Learn more at GoJOSH.org.