FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 23, 2015) – A number of businesses have already signed on to sponsor the Rotary Club of Fort Myers Sunrise’s inaugural Pro-Am Golf Classic.

The tournament will take place on Friday, May 22 at the Forest Country Club in Fort Myers. Proceeds will fund scholarships through The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc.

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers Sunrise is partnering with The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. to create the new golf tournament to raise funds to provide scholarships for local students to continue their education at a technical or trade school, or a college or university.

Major sponsors include Arika Bjerkedal/VIP Realty, Dellutri Law Group, P.A., Lee County Sheriff’s Office, R.L. James General Contractors, Inc., and South Trail Tire & Auto Repair.

“Supporting scholarships to help ensure our future workforce is well equipped to meet the needs and issues of our community is a win-win,” said Kevin Phillips, president of R.L. James General Contractors.

Sponsorships are still available and start at $100 and include presenting sponsor, shirt sponsor, birdie sponsor, box lunch sponsor, beverage cart sponsor, scholarship sponsor and more.

Additional sponsors include Easy Picker Golf Products, Iron Ridge Insurance Services, Lee Memorial Gardens, Mass Mutual Financial Group, Scanlon Auto Group, Spectrum Sign Works and TKW Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Twenty-five teams of four amateurs and one professional will tee off in a two best ball format. Pros will compete for a $1,000 purse. Entry fees are $125 per player and $50 for professionals. Beverages, hors d’oeuvres and a boxed lunch will be included.

“As the owner of an auto repair center locally since 1984, I understand the challenges we face in our community of finding skilled workers, and we are proud to support the Rotary’s mission to improve our community, employers and youth,” said John Zadrovitz, owner of South Trail Tire & Auto Repair.

“We believe in being active in our community and giving back through donating time and much needed capital to a number of charitable and civic causes,” said Carmen Dellutri, founder and president of Dellutri Law Group. “We look forward to participating in this pro-am and the funds it will raise for our local students.”

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. is a private, 501(c)(3) organization established in 1986. Its mission is to enhance and enrich the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators through programs, resources and experiences made possible through corporate, individual and educational partnerships.

Rotary International is made up of 1.2 million neighbors, friends and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in their communities and around the world. The Rotary Club of Fort Myers Sunrise includes 35 members who attend weekly meetings and raise money for various efforts including the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation, the Heights Foundation, Blessings in a Backpack, Junior Achievement, hunger organizations and more.

For more information, call 239-218-1997 or email