Event raises funds for lifesaving equipment for FMPD

FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 14, 2017) – The 2017 Larry J. Romano Memorial Golf Tournament that raises funds to purchase life-saving equipment for the Fort Myers Police Department will take place on Monday, Sept. 25 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Myers.

In 2016, the tournament was renamed in honor of one of the Fort Myers Police Foundation’s founding members, Larry J. Romano, who passed away suddenly last July at the age of 75.

This is the fourth year of the tournament. Since its formation in 2014, the Fort Myers Police Foundation has raised more than $150,000 that has gone toward purchasing medical kits for patrol cars, ballistic shields, electronic ear protection for shooting ranges, a Meggitt FATS® L7 compact training simulator, a K-9 and more.

The Fort Myers Police Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose goal is to help build a stronger bond between the community and its local police department. All funds raised by the Police Foundation go toward purchasing lifesaving equipment for the Fort Myers Police Department and the community it serves.

Golf tournament registration begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The tournament will be followed by a cocktail hour at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. with an awards presentation, silent auction and 50/50 raffle. There will also be a hole-in-one contest to win a two-year lease from Galeana Dodge.

The entry fee is $200 per player and $100 for a non-playing guest. Individual and corporate sponsorships range from $1,500 to $3,000. Program ads are also available for $250 to $350.

Reservations and sponsorships are now available by visiting www.fortmyerspolicefoundation.org or calling 239-321-7740.