FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Larue Pest Management Inc. and Pool Pros Inc. announce the “Annual Golf
Classic 2012” event, hosted by the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of
Commerce, was a great success. The event, which also featured a “Taste
of the Chamber”, raised more than $42,000.
Larue Pest Management Inc.
FORT MYERS, FLORIDA (October 25, 2012) The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s (GFMCC)
“Annual Golf Classic 2012” which was presented by Pool Pros Inc. and
Larue Pest Management Inc, turned out to be a great success! The
tournament grossed over $42,000, which will benefit the Greater Fort
Myers Chamber of Commerce, Inc. to help support Lee County education,
business and civic growth programs. The 2012 Golf Classic marks Pool
Pros’ fourth consecutive year and Larue Pest’s third consecutive year in
which they’ve been title sponsors and they plan to sponsor it again
The golf tournament was held on Friday, October 12th, at the Fort
Myers Country Club. The event was attended by approximately 160
participants and sponsors, including Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson.
Also in attendance were PGA golf pros Nolan
Henke and George McNeill. Both members participated on a Pool Pros team
along with Craig Nichols and Lance Allen.
The Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce
is also known as the “Education Chamber.”
Keeping in line with their motto, the day began with the North Fort
Myers ROTC presenting the American flag and singing the national anthem.
It was a special moment for the tournament and the ROTC as they were
led out by their 2012 Golden Apple recipient, Billy Lansberry.
This year’s event also featured an inaugural “Taste of the Chamber”
in conjunction with the golf tournament, which was a great success!
Participating restaurants included Outback Steakhouse, Papa John’s,
Hooters, Bahama Breeze, Bistro 41, and Square 1 Burgers & Bar.
“As much as we love to have fun out on the golf course, the main
reason we continue to sponsor these events is to give back to the
community,” said Joe Mitchell, Pool Pros.
“Our main focus at the Fort Myers Chamber is to educate our future
generations. Thanks to the efforts of the other sponsors, participants,
and Chamber of Commerce staff, we were able to raise a sizable amount of
money to be donated to local educational programs. We would also like
to extend a special thanks to Rich Lamb, the golf pro at Fort Myers
Country Club for helping us coordinate the event.”
In addition to being a title sponsor of the event each year, the Pool
Pro’s team has continued to bring home the “winning title” for the golf
tournament three years in a row. Pool Pros’ team members included
David Malt, Rokki Rogan, George Doikos, and John Mounce .
Larue Pest Management also played in the tournament. Their team
members included Steve Klein, Mark Stefanacci, Derald Pacetti, and Nate
“We are proud to have been involved with the Fort Myers Chamber
and this tournament, which has been getting bigger and better each and
every year,” said Keith Ruebeling, Larue Pest Management. “A big thanks
to all of the sponsors and the hard working chamber staff for making it a
success. We’re looking forward to next year.”
The tournament was complete with the much anticipated Helicopter Golf Ball Drop presented by Victory Layne Chevrolet. For this event, 500 numbered golf balls were sold and dropped by a helicopter over one of the holes on the course. The ball which landed closest to the pin won $3,000 in cash. John Greene of Scott Fischer Enterprises was this year’s winner!
Following the tournament, a cocktail reception (sponsored by Florida Weekly) was held with raffles and giveaways, including golf balls, golf clubs, gift certificates to local restaurants, and weekend vacations. The evening ended with a performance by Michael Pick and his band.
Pool Pros Inc. and Larue Pest Management would like to express their great appreciation to the following sponsors for their support:
- Victory Layne Chevrolet – Golf Ball Drop
- Progressive Builders – Golf cart sponsor
- Bryan Blackwell – Ameriprise Financial Advisers – Beverage Cart
- Crowne Plaza & Shoeless Joes – Beverage Cart
- Purple Ringer – Beverage Cart
- Stokes Marine – Closest to the pin sponsor
- Scott Fischer Enterprises – longest drive sponsor
- Florida Weekly – Band sponsor
- Scanlon Acura – Hole in one sponsor
- Century Link – Golf towel sponsor
- Minnesota Twins – Golf shirt sponsor
ABOUT LARUE PEST MANAGEMENT INC
Larue Pest Management Inc. is a
QualityPro certified Ft Myers pest control company that offers
treatment of bed bugs, mosquito prevention, termite protection, lawn
& shrub care, and irrigation repairs for both residential and
commercial properties in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Port Charlotte,
Punta Gorda, Bonita Springs, Lee, Collier, Hendry and Charlotte
counties in Florida since 1978. Call (800) 314-8813 for more
ABOUT POOL PROS, INC.:
The Fort Myers pool builders at Pool Pros, Inc., specialize in building ultimate outdoor environments complete with outdoor kitchens, fire pits, and brick pavers. They also specialize in spa construction as well as pool repair & renovations to give your backyard a complete makeover. For more information on their services or for pool school and safety inspections, call (239) 277-7783.