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Annual Charles R. Rubado Memorial Bowling Tournament


The Charles R. Rubado Bowling Tournament

We will be hosting the tournament at AMF Lakeland Lanes in Lakeland, FL on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

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This tournament is in honor of Charles R. Rubado, a distinguished Alumni of Florida Southern who was killed supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Register today and help support the Rubado Scholarship and the Florida Southern Army ROTC program.


Second Lieutenant Charles R. Rubado was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 12, 1982. On April 30, 2004, he graduated from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology. He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and was commissioned as an Armor officer in the United States Army through the ROTC program at the school. 2LT Rubado was assigned to 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Ft. Carson, Colorado. On March 1, 2005, he was assigned to Crazyhorse Troop as the White Platoon Leader. He deployed with the troop to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on March 9, 2005. On August 29, 2005, a little more than a year since graduation, 2LT Rubado was killed in action while on a patrol with his platoon in Tal Afar, Iraq.

2LT Rubado is survived by his wife Mary-Anne and his parents Charles and Nitaya Rubado. 2LT Rubado was a member of the Florida Southern College Moccasin Cadet Battalion and will forever be remembered and honored by his fellow comrades. He was the student, person, and leader that the Cadets aspire to be. The Moccasin Battalion is responsible for training students just like 2LT Rubado to become future leaders of the United States Army, who upon graduation will receive a commission as a Second Lieutenant. The Cadets’ dedication, sacrifice, and sense of duty are unsurpassed.

There will be raffle prizes and team prizes for the top two finishing teams. (Shoes included in prices below)

Individual  $40
Student Players * $35
Team (6 Bowlers) $180

 * Student ID will be required at registration

Charles R. Rubado Memorial Bowling Tournament

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Sponsorship Opportunities

$500 - Title Sponsor

One team, logo displayed on official program cover, opportunity to include an item in each player gift bag, and social media mention prior to tournament with a link to your corporate website

$250 - Team and Lane Sponsor

One team and lane sponsorship opportunity to include an item in each player gift bag, and social media mention to prior to tournament

$100 - Lane Sponsor

Opportunity to include an item in each player gift page

The proceeds benefit both the Charles R. Rubado Scholarship Fund, and help support the Florida Southern ROTC program and its sponsored events. The fair-market value of benefits associated with your payment/participation will be deducted from this payment, with the remainder treated as a charitable contribution.

If you have any questions about sponsorship or registration, please call 863.680.4273.

Event date is
Saturday, March 24

Online Registration Closed

Or Mail-In Your Registration

Download the Registration Form

Send your form and check to:

111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

Please make your check payable to Florida Southern College ROTC

Drop In

Stop by the Military Science building, marked as MS on the campus map, to sign up in person.

If you have any questions about sponsorship or registration, please call 863.680.4273.