FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 22, 2016) – The Rotary Club of Fort Myers – Sunrise Pro-Am Golf Classic raised $27,000 for The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. The title sponsor for the 2016 tournament was Millennium Physician Group.
The event was held Friday, May 13 at The Forest Country Club in Fort Myers. The Pro-Am Golf Classic featured 84 amateur players and 22 professionals. The professionals competed for a $3,000 purse. Three professionals, Chris Trout, David Guy and Alex Medinis shot a 69. Chris Trout won the tournament on a tie breaker.
Proceeds will fund scholarships for low-income, at-risk students enrolled in the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools’ Take Stock in Children program. Take Stock in Children is a statewide program that provides a unique opportunity for students to escape the cycle of poverty through education.
“Fort Myers Sunrise Rotary is a true community partner with an incredible passion to help students achieve their full potential,” said Marshall Bower, president and chief executive officer of The Foundation.
“We are pleased to have a great partnership with the Foundation, Millennium Physician Group and all of our amazing sponsors in helping us make a difference in the lives of Lee County students,” said Jake Spanberger, president of Sunrise Rotary.
This year’s major event sponsors include: Millennium Physician Group, Arika Bjorkedal of VIP Realty Group, EnTech, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Wells Fargo Advisors, The News-Press Media Group, Spectrum Signworks, South Trail Tire and Auto Repair, RL James Construction, Jaguar & Land Rover of Fort Myers, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Prosperity Payroll, People’s Trust Insurance, Freedom Insurance Center, Iron Ridge Insurance Services, Cathleen O’Daniel Morgan, Revive Pharmacy, Scanlon Auto Group, Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, TKW Consulting Engineers, Marshall T. Bower, Esq., Chase , Pool Pros, American Strategic Insurance, Morgan Stanley – Bill Finke, Andy Chernow, Ed Connor, The Royal Palm Group at Morgan Stanley and Investors Security Trust.
The Rotary Club of Fort Myers – Sunrise includes 34 members who attend weekly meetings and raise money for various efforts including The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Gift of Life – Florida, Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation, the Heights Foundation, Blessings in a Backpack, hunger organizations and more.
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. The Foundation is rated as a four-star nonprofit organization by Charity Navigator. Find us online at www.leeschoolfoundation.org, on Twitter @FoundationLCPS and on Facebook.
If you would like more information about The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, contact Margo Brewster at 239-337-0433 or Margo@LeeSchoolFoundation.org.
If you would like more information about the Pro-AM Golf Tournament held by the Rotary Club of Fort Myers – Sunrise, contact Norman Lutz at 239-208-8091 or Nlutz@ironridgeinsurance.com.