Rotary South All-Star Classic Showcases College Football Prospects

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Rotary Club of Fort Myers South

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 21, 2020) — It’s one last chance to see some of Lee County’s most talented high school football players before they move on to college. The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is presenting the 32nd Annual All Star Classic (ASC), supported by title sponsor Acentria Insurance and Tower Hill Insurance Group, from December 7 through December 9. This organized countywide game kicks off at 7 p.m. on December 9, highlighting 78 players from Lee county high schools. (The roster of players is attached.) 

The players are not the only All-Stars on the field, the ASC welcomes 37 cheerleaders as well. Each participating school was invited to send two cheerleaders, and every All-Star player and cheerleader participant gets a customized commemorative ring or charm.  Game tickets are just $10 and they are available at the gate, and parking is $5 per vehicle.

The ASC Banquet will take place on Monday, December 7, at The Alliance for The Arts, from 6 pm until 9:30 pm to recognize the participating student-athletes and cheerleaders. CDC Guidelines will be followed, and the event will be hosted outside to allow for ample social distancing. The 32nd annual All Star Classic game will be held on Wednesday, December 9, at Fort Myers High School with kickoff at 7 pm. 

The event was the first countywide high school football all-star game in Florida when it was founded in 1989. John Carrigan, a Sanibel resident, teacher and referee, wanted to provide a showcase for talented players who weren’t getting their due. Since then, it’s grown into a hotbed of top-level prospects, and nearly two dozen players who have taken part in the game have gone on to NFL careers including Sammy Watkins, Tommy Bohanon, Phillip Buchanon, Nate Allen, and Jevon Kearse.

The Rotary Club is seeking donations and sponsors to help cover the cost of the event. Businesses and individuals can sponsor the event, a team, player, or cheerleader. Please visit http://rotarysouthallstarclassic.org/ or contact the event chair, Read Sawczyn, at (239) 461-3820 or rsawczyn@finemarkbank.com for more information.

Acentria Insurance is a full-service independent insurance agency with over 50 locations across the Southeastern United States. Headquartered in Destin, FL, with three locations in the Fort Myers/Cape Coral area, Acentria provides its clients with insurance unique to the clients’ needs, including car, home, flood, business insurance and more. Tower Hill Insurance Group is a preferred carrier partner of Acentria Insurance. To learn more about Acentria Insurance and Tower Hill Insurance Group, visit www.Acentria.com.

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South has more than 95 members 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. Rotary Club of Fort Myers South meetings are held each Monday at noon at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops hotel, 13051 Bell Tower Drive. Visit www.rotarysouth.org to learn about all the initiatives the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South undertakes to promote community stewardship.

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