FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 29, 2015) – Scanlon Auto Group will serve as a sponsor for the RumRunners Celebrity Chef Night on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at RumRunners, located at 5848 Cape Harbour Drive in Cape Coral.

Benefiting Barbara’s Friends, a Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund, the event invites guests to take in the tastes of fine cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs including Todd Johnson and Ralph Centalonza from RumRunners, Harold Balink of Cru, Norman Love of Norman Love Confections and other favorite local celebrity chefs.

Guests may also take their chance on a one-of-a-kind jewelry piece custom crafted by award winning Mark Loren Designs, as well as fabulous trips, sports memorabilia, art and other items in the event’s live and silent auctions.

“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 a major sponsor 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, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, the Harry Chapin Food Bank and many other organizations that support 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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