FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 14, 2013) – Held on June 8 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fort Myers, the 2nd Annual No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament raised more than $19,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County.

The money raised will help provide more than 300,000 hours of service to more than 420 students in our community, primarily helping to fund the summer youth programs at the five Boys & Girls Clubs locations in Lee County.

“We have been in Lee County for nearly 40 years, and at no time has the need for our services been greater,” said Shannon Lane, chief professional officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County. “This support allows us to keep our annual membership fees low and continue to provide recreation and companionship to young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County offers the support they need and continues to build good citizens through everyday leadership and guidance.”

More than 120 guests enjoyed complimentary food and beverages from Domino’s Pizza, Citrolla’s and Shoeless Joe’s Sports Café. Premier sponsors of the event were Scanlon Acura, Ted Todd Insurance and the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fort Myers. Additional sponsors included Universal Vacations, Total Electric, Bagel Bagel Café and John Santoro.

“This year’s tournament was a great success, and thanks to the wonderful support of our community, we were able to raise more than $19,000, a $5,000 increase from last year’s inaugural event’s funds,” said Justin Stockman, chairperson for the event and Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County board member.

Now in its 39th year of providing quality youth programs in Lee County, the Boys & Girls Clubs works to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Membership dues are $10 per school year so that all children can have access to our programs. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County relies upon the philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and foundations in order to sustain and grow its services.

The Crowne Plaza is located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers.