Law enforcement heroes to be honored at gala awards evening on September 19
Tickets are now on sale for the Law and Order Ball, presented by Rotary Club of Fort Myers South, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. This annual event recognizes local law enforcement and celebrates their dedication and commitment to our community. New this year is the Fund-A-Cop program, an opportunity to help a member of Lee County Law Enforcement to attend by underwriting the cost of a ticket for him or her. Tickets are $150 per person and $1,200 for a table of eight. To purchase tickets for your party or for officers through the Fund-A-Cop opportunity, visit www.lawandorderball.org.
Creighton Construction & Development along with Ada’s Natural Market graciously returns as the Title Sponsor for the Law and Order Ball. This gala event honors the law enforcement agencies and officers who go above and beyond the call of duty, and includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a sumptuous dinner, a silent and live auction, entertainment and some very special surprises. All proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Foundation and Lee County law enforcement youth programs.
The agencies to be recognized are: Cape Coral Police Department, Florida SouthWestern State College Police Department, Florida Gulf Coast University Police Department, Fort Myers Police Department, Lee County Port Authority Police, Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Sanibel Police Department. Nominations from each agency for the “Officer of the Year” award, to be presented at the event, will be accepted. One special hero will be awarded and receive a custom designed piece by Rotarian Mark Loren of Mark Loren Designs.
The inaugural Law and Order Ball, held in October of 2014, drew more than 400 local dignitaries, law enforcement representatives, business owners and residents, and raised $84,000.Many levels of sponsorship opportunities are available, with major sponsors being honored at a special VIP reception.
Aside from Creighton Construction & Development and Ada’s Natural Market, the other sponsors who have returned without hesitation to support this successful and important event include LeeSar, Survival Armor, Edison National Bank, which has increased its commitment as a Major Sponsor, CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing and The Eventful Company. Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is also grateful to a new sponsor, CFS Roofing.
Rotary Club of Fort Myers South
Rotary Club of Fort Myers South has more than 130 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.