EMIT Open is the primary fundraising event of the program which is hosted every year at Easy Street of Ocala. At this event students come together in groups of 10 to 12 students of their choice with the goal of adopting one of the 18 holes present and creating obstacles that express engineering and creative skills. The fundraising aspect of the event comes through in the requirement of students to acquire sponsors for their individual holes or the entire event as a hole. In the students’ design, they are also expected to incorporate their sponsors as to properly present their appreciation of their support. With the obtaining of sponsors being completed the students dive into their work in order to produce the best obstacles they possibly can with it all culminating on a Sunday in April where the public gets the pleasure to play the golf course with the obstacles through obtaining tickets from the students (another requirement of the event). During the actual event prizes donated by sponsors or purchased by EMIT are given out to a multitude of attendees based on their ticket numbers. This entire event is allowed due to the never-ending generosity of Easy Street that allows for the entirety of mini golf purchases for that day to go to EMIT and the program is immensely appreciative of that fact.  


Overall, EMIT Open is one of the most positive programs in EMIT offers for the way it allows students to truly let their creativity blossom in their ideal environments with their choice of holes and teammates, all while producing funds for EMIT as to be used to finance both FIRST Robotics and EMIT throughout the following year. This event is also a project for the students as to give additional chances for students to get good grades in the program as well as adds extra incentive for students to produces their best possible work. On top of all of that, this event is a competition between students as to achieve the honor of the Director’s Award which is given to the most unique and well-designed hole each year. This award also comes with a specialized gift of modern technology which sweetens the victory even more.

2019 Obstacles and Teams


2018 Obstacles and Teams


2017 Obstacles and Teams


2016 Obstacles and Teams


2015 Obstacles and Teams

Signature Sponsors

Harvey Young


Corporate Sponsors

Shangri-La Motel

Sharma Realty & Tax Service

SIVA Computers

Snappy Tax

The Lazy J Ranch

"TJ Turf & Trees, LLC"

"Townley Engineering & MFG Co, Inc."

Tru Hone Corp

W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor

Weeks Auction Co.

Wisdo Family Medicine

Worldcorp Realty

"Verrando Engineering Co., Inc"

Sponsored By


David A Albright MD PA - Family Practice

Deluca Toyota

Dr. Amy Clunn MD / SIMED Physical Medicine

DSB Fishing

Edward C Lazo  M.D.

Electrical Constructors Inc.

"Environmental Specialists, Inc"

Express Care of Belleview

Gamechanger Athletics


"H & M Mower Sales & Service, Inc"

Hercules Fence Company

Institute of Internal Medicine

KP Studio Architect PA

KWH Cabinet Refacing and Installation

Larry & Rhonda Mack

Linda Albright

Philip Johnson MD PA

Adena Golf and Country Club

"Affordable Child Safe Fence, Inc"

"AH Management Solutions, LLC"

Ashcroft Properties

Automated Business Systems

Bass Well Drilling

Bed & Biscuits Boarding and Training Facility

"Big Pines Hardware & Supply, Inc"

"Booth, Ern, Straughen & Hiott, Inc."

Brantley's Service & Maintenance Inc

Cabrera Tax Accountants

China Lee Buffet

Coldwell Banker Ellison Reality

Commercial Industrial Corp

Consolidated Waste Services Inc

Creative Beginning

"London Engineering & Associates, Inc"

"M. Delcharco, JR., MD, LLC"

Maricamp Animal Hospital

Medicaid Recoveries

"Melisa L. Militello, P.A."

Michael P Stepp General Contractor Inc

Munroe Surgical - Dr. Anthony DeIorio Jr.

Northwest Seafood

Ocala Community Credit Union

Ocala Community Credit Union

Ocala Karate Dojo

Performing Arts Conservatory

Perspective 3000 Inc.

Red Roof Inn

Renstart Medical Research

Rogers Engineering

Sagar Indian Grocery

Contact Us

​Forest High School

Director: Raymond James
5000 SE Maricamp Rd

Ocala, FL 34480
Phone: 352-671-4700

Email: Raymond.James@marion.k12.fl.us