FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 1, 2014) – Scanlon Auto Group will serve as the $2,500 Chef’s Sponsor for the 2014 Rumrunners Celebrity Chef Night to be held Thursday, Aug. 21 at Rumrunners restaurant located at 5848 Cape Harbour Drive in Cape Coral.

Guests will take in the tastes of fine cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs including Todd Johnson and Ralph Centalonza from Rumrunners, Fabrice Deletrain from The Joint, Harold Balink of Cru, Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire, Norman Love from Norman Love Confections, and chefs from other local favorite restaurants.

Proceeds of the tournament will benefit Barbara’s Friends, a Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund.

“Scanlon Auto has always supported a wide variety of charitable endeavors and community events,” said Jay Scanlon, vice president of Scanlon Auto. “Southwest Florida has been very good to us, and we want this community to thrive so that others can pursue their dreams here as well.”

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 more than $100,000 locally. As a Lexus dealer, it provides 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, 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, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, The Harry Chapin Food Bank, and many other organizations that support the people and the arts in the Southwest Florida 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.

Tickets to the event are $175 each and can be purchased by visiting or calling the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation at 239-343-6950.