Bell Tower Shops signs on as the 2015 Title Sponsor for Rotary South’s All-Star Classic

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is pleased to announce Bell Tower Shops as the Title Sponsor for the 26th Annual Rotary South All-Star Classic, which will take place from December 8-10. This level of sponsorship shows Bell Tower Shops continued commitment to our community, as well as their generous support of this 3-day event and area high school football athletes and cheerleaders. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 8 at Harborside Event Center with the recognition and awards banquet honoring Lee County’s all-star senior football players and cheerleaders. On Tuesday, December 9, area youth, ages 6-14, are invited to a free Miami Dolphins Youth Football Clinic, which will be held at Fort Myers High. On Wednesday, December 10, the popular football game between North and South high school all-star players will take place at Fort Myers High School’s Sam Sirianni Field in Edison Stadium.

The annual Rotary South All-Star Classic football game showcases the best senior players from across Lee County’s public and private high school football teams. Participating players and cheerleaders are nominated by their head coaches, and become eligible to receive recognition as an MVP or scholar-athlete. The players come together on teams, competing against each other as North vs. South, representing one of the final challenges these players will face in their high school football careers. Each of the football players and cheerleaders are presented with a customized commemorative ring or charm.

Sanibel resident and football enthusiast John Carrigan founded the Rotary South All-Star Classic in 1989. This event was the first countywide organized football game in the state of Florida. Carrigan’s vision of football paired with fundraising has continued since then under the continued leadership of Rotary South. Proceeds from the event are used to support college scholarships, as well as grants for local community organizations.

“Bell Tower Shops is thrilled to be a sponsor for the Rotary’s All-Star Classic. We are honored for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young athletes and the local community,” says Jennifer Nettles, Senior General Manager of the Bell Tower Shops.

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is currently seeking donations and sponsors to help cover the cost of this annual event. Area businesses or individuals can sponsor the event, a team, player or cheerleader. There are also opportunities to advertise in the event program featuring the student athletes that are being honored. For more information on sponsorship or ticket sales, please contact John Doramus at or (239) 634-8286.

About Fort Myers South Rotary

Fort Myers South Rotary is part of the Fort Myers community located in tropical southwest Florida on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. Rotarians of the club invite guests to visit their weekly lunch meetings, or visit them online to learn more about their club and activities. Meetings are held each Monday at 12:00 PM at the Crowne Plaza located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive. Visit them online at for more information.
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