Rotary Club of Fort Myers South announces that for the first time in the three-year history of the Law & Order Ball, it has sold out. The arena will be full for this gala event to be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, September 17 at Germain Arena in Estero. This Law & Order Ball recognizes the everyday heroes who keep our communities safe, including five finalists for the Officer of the Year award.
The new addition of Fund-A-Need to this year’s event will provide funds for law enforcement to purchase tactical trauma kits, which contain supplies that allow law enforcement personnel to stabilize victims in a traumatic event, from a shooting to a car crash. The kits offer the best chance to give life-saving treatment in the most crucial time. This initiative coincides with FEMA’s nationwide “Stop the Bleed” initiative, which allows first responders to take simple steps to keep injured people alive as they await medical care.
NBC-2 News Anchor Peter Busch, along with a surprise celebrity guest, will emcee the glittering evening, which features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, raffles, a fabulous silent and live auction, music, dancing and lots of fun surprises.
The silent auction will include great items such as dinners and getaways. Raffle items include a one-week stay on Fort Myers Beach, a loaded wine basket, a booze cooler, and his and her Apple Watches, just to name a few. Live Auction items will be provided by Law Enforcement agencies and will include one-of-a-kind experiences that allow guests to see the world from the eyes of a Law Enforcement officer, season tickets to FSW basketball games in the new Sun Coast Credit Union Arena, and many more.
A one-of-kind VIP table upgrade will be available for auction as well. This VIP table upgrade will allow the highest bidder and his/her party to get the “best seats in the house” for the event. High-end beverages, butler service at their table, a special dessert, and other great surprises await this bidder.
A special law enforcement only auction will also take place with such items as golf outings, bowling parties, and boat rentals. You can preview auction item packages at www.lawandorderball.org, click on buy tickets.
The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Officer of the Year Award to one special hero, who will receive a custom designed ring by Rotarian Mark Loren of Mark Loren Designs. Five finalists will be recognized: Sergeant John Kulko, Cape Coral Police Department; Officer Cassie McHale, Fort Myers Police Department; Detective Michael Cahill, Lee County Sheriff’s Office; Deputy Sheriff First Class Jarrod Cantrell, Lee County Sheriff’s Office; and Sergeant James Matthew Chitwood, Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
Creighton Construction & Development graciously returns as the Title Sponsor for the Law and Order Ball. Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is also grateful to these generous sponsors: LeeSar; Survival Armor; NBC-2; The News-Press Media Group; CTN 10; Edison National Bank; Enterprise Holdings; Armor Correctional Health; Beasley Media Group; the Galloway Family of Dealerships; Tech-Tronics; CONRIC PR & Marketing; The Eventful Company; Mark Loren Designs; Rapid Print; Siesta Pebble; Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA; Eye Centers of Florida; Wilbur Smith Law Firm; Gulf Coast Coin and Jewelry; Gendron Funeral and Cremation Services Inc.; Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner; CFS Roofing; Home-Tech; Red Roof Inns; Aubuchon Team of Companies; Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits; Fort Myers Police Department; Lee County Sheriff’s Office; HBKS Wealth Advisors; Old Sparky Productions, Inc.; UAStar Photo Booth; Florida Gulf Coast University; Maureen Grabowski; Card Systems, E-Guarded Security; Platinum PEO Resources; Suncoast Credit Union; Coca-Cola; Ruth Messmer Florist; and Interior Plant Scapes.
Rotary Club of Fort Myers South
Rotary Club of Fort Myers South has more than 140 members who are among the 1.3 million Rotarians worldwide. Service Above Self is the motto of Rotary International, which has contributed more than $1.2 billion and tens of thousands of volunteer hours toward polio eradication in addition to projects such as water quality, world peace and literacy. Meetings are held each Monday at 12:00 PM at the Crowne Plaza, 13051 Bell Tower Drive. For more information, visit www.rotarysouth.org.