Rotary Club of Fort Myers South announces 27th Annual All-Star Classic scheduled for December 7-9

Mark your calendars! Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is pleased to announce the 27th Annual Rotary South All-Star Classic taking place from December 7-9. The 3-day event kicks off at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 7 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre with the recognition and awards banquet honoring Lee County’s top senior football players and cheerleaders. On Tuesday, December 8, area youth, ages 6-14, are invited to a free Miami Dolphins Youth Football Clinic, which will be held at Fort Myers High at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, December 9, 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 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.

“Every year this fun event is well attended by the Southwest Florida community, helping to raise funds for scholarships and give talented local players a chance to shine,” says Gerry Poppe, President Elect of Rotary Club of Fort Myers South.

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 Gerry Poppe at or (239) 939-6222.

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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