Angela Schivinski, Diana Willis & Wendy Tooley

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 14, 2014) – Scanlon Auto Group recently hosted the American Cancer Society of Lee County’s 2014 Cattle Barons’ Ball pre-event VIP Party on Wednesday, March 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Scanlon Lexus dealership located at 4200 South Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers.

More than 75 guests attended the event in the new Lexus showroom featuring heavy appetizers and drinks by Rene’s Custom Catering, live music, sponsor recognitions and parting gift bags.

The 2014 Cattle Barons’ gala will be held Friday, March 28 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs. The Cattle Barons’ Ball is famous for its over-the-top Western décor and generous denim-clad sponsors. This year’s event promises to be bigger than ever, featuring a night of unique cowboy-themed games, silent and live auctions, a Western-themed meal and exquisite desserts, and some special surprises. The highly acclaimed One Night Rodeo will once again entertain with their award-winning, boot-stomping country music.

The Cattle Barons’ Ball is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society of Lee County. Now in its 11th year, the event has raised more than $3.7 million for support services, research and education.

Scanlon Auto Group supports a number of charitable events and organizations through monetary support and materials including vehicles for golf tournaments, parades and races. Annually, Scanlon Auto donates over $100,000 locally. As a Lexus dealer, they provide support through various corporate programs including The Lexus Pursuit of Potential, Dealer Matching Funds, the Lexus Eco Challenge, Champions for Charity golf events and more. In addition to being major sponsors of the American Cancer Society of Lee County, the American Heart Association and the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Scanlon Auto is also a major contributor to The United Way of Lee County, Arts for ACT, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, the Harry Chapin Food Bank and many other organizations that support the people and the arts in our area.

The Scanlon family has been operating car dealerships in Southwest Florida since 1980. Today, Scanlon Auto Group includes Scanlon Lexus and Scanlon Acura, both located south on U.S. 41 in Fort Myers.

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