Sponsored by Carol Craig and Craig Technologies to honor sister company Sidus Space
WATCH: Carol Craig and Craig Technologies honored their sister company, Sidus Space, by sponsoring the Merritt Island Mustangs football team with special space-themed uniforms that were worn during their game against the Bayside Bears on October 13, 2023. Craig is the Founder and CEO of Craig Technologies and Sidus Space, both Brevard-based businesses.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Carol Craig and Craig Technologies honored their sister company, Sidus Space, by sponsoring the Merritt Island Mustangs football team with special space-themed uniforms that were worn during their game against the Bayside Bears on October 13, 2023. Craig is the Founder and CEO of Craig Technologies and Sidus Space, both Brevard-based businesses.
My broadcasting partner Orville Susong and I had the opportunity to talk with the Mustangs head coach Tyler Murray about the uniforms.
Coach Murray said he knows Craig well, having taught her son at Merritt Island High School a few years ago. He told us, “We got together with her, and she helped come up with some designs.” The finished product looks spectacular!
Coach Murray said his players really liked wearing the space jerseys, and he anticipates doing this every year. He said the close ties Merritt Island has with the space industry makes this a natural thing to do.
To top things off, on the night of the Sidus Space game, one minute after kickoff, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Coach Muray told us with a chuckle that he ordered the launch for his team!
Craig Technologies is a nationwide engineering and technology firm headquartered in Merritt Island, Florida, that provides services to both government and commercial customers. Their services include design engineering, systems engineering and integration, software design and development, information technology support, training and courseware development, integrated logistics support, and range operations.
Sidus Space (NASDAQ: SIDU) is a Space and Defense-as-a-Service company focused on mission-critical hardware manufacturing combined with commercial satellite design, manufacture, launch, and data collection.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Steve Wilson was born in DeRidder, Louisiana and grew up in both New Orleans and Macon, Georgia. He moved to Brevard County in 1984 and retired from local government as the Community Advocate/Assistant to the City Manager with the City of Rockledge in 2018.
Among the awards and accolades Steve has received over the years are 15 + year Rockledge Little League volunteer, Brevard Public School Jefferson Award Recipient, Rockledge High School Raider Booster Award 2001, 2006, City of Rockledge Employee of the Year 2006, Rockledge Kiwanian of the Year 2006-2007, City of Rockledge Quality Public Service Award 2008, 2012, 2017, Rockledge Kiwanis Citizen of the Year 2012-2013, Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame – Sportscasting 2015, Rockledge High School Leadership and Service Award 2016, Central Florida Humanitarian Award 2017, Space Coast Inspiration Award – 2018, Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement – 2020 and Ecofest 2022 Achievement Award.
Wilson is especially proud of is chairing two fundraisers in support of pediatric cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in honor of Merritt Island resident Julie Spurlock that raised over $25,000.00.
He has been a partner, along with Orville Susong, for the past 24 years with the Friday Night Locker Room, a broadcasting team that covers and reports on a wide variety of local events that are of significance to the residents of the Space Coast and beyond. Their mission is to promote youth sports, support first responders and law enforcement personnel, and showcase community and charitable events that are produced by our nonprofit partners in central Florida.
The Friday Night Locker Room has awarded hundreds of sports achievement plaques to Brevard County student-athletes over the years. They have also awarded more than $18,000 in academic scholarships to Brevard County high school seniors.