FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 9, 2015) – Scanlon Auto Group will sponsor the upcoming Fourth Annual Texas Hold ‘Em No Limit Poker Tournament that will take place on Thursday, June 25 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers.
“Scanlon Auto has always supported a wide variety of charitable endeavors and community events,” said Jay Scanlon, president of Scanlon Auto Group. “We’re proud to support a great social event with an even greater cause and give back to the youth in our community.”
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.
Benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, the event will begin with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. immediately followed by the tournament at 6 p.m. Players are asked to arrive early and be seated before the start of the tournament. Complimentary food and beverages will be provided. The tournament will include more than $3,000 in cash and prizes.
The entry for the tournament will be a donation of $125 if purchased prior to the event and $150 if purchased the day of the event at the door. All other guests not participating in the tournament will be $25 each.
According to Justin Stockman, event chair and BGCLC board member, all event proceeds will benefit the BGCLC’s Summer Enrichment Programs that address the “summer learning loss” experienced by at-risk and underserved youth. With the funds, the Clubs will be able to provide academically focused activities to ensure more than 400 of its members continue to make positive gains in their education and high-yield learning opportunities to promote creativity and participation in the arts. Free, nutritious lunches and snacks will also be provided daily during the camps to keep tummies full and minds sharp, while daily recreation and sports sessions will help youth stay active and healthy.
Space for the tournament is limited. To register, visit www.bgclcpoker.org. Registration will be based on a first-come, first-serve basis. No player substitutions will be permitted. Players must be 21 years old or older to play.
Additional sponsors for the event include Encore Bank, UBS – Charlie Todd, Investors’ Security Trust, Owen-Ames-Kimball Co., Chris-Tel Construction, and Fireservice, Inc. Sponsorship opportunities for the event, ranging from $250 to $3,000, are still available. For more information about the available sponsorships, contact Shannon Lane at 239-334-1886 or email@example.com, or visit www.bgclcpoker.org.
Celebrating almost 41 years of providing quality youth programs and brighter futures for young people in the Lee County community, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County works to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The BGCLC strives to provide a safe, world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through its doors. The organization envisions all of its members graduating high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character, citizenship while adapting a healthy lifestyle.
The area’s five Clubs are located in communities with the greatest need where similar services are limited or nonexistent. Membership dues are $10 per school year so that all children can have access to its programs. The BGCLC relies upon the philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and foundations in order to sustain and grow its services. For more information about the BGCLC, visit www.bgclc.net.
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 our area.