Flag Raising Ceremony





Fort Myers, FL, June 30, 2015– On Friday July 3, 2015 there will be a formal American flag raising

ceremony at the Edison Restaurant & Event Center to celebrate the 239th anniversary of the Declaration

of Independence and to kick-off Edison’s major fund raising campaign for the Fort Myers Police

Foundation. The event includes a reception at 5 pm in the Edison Event Center, the American flag raising

ceremony at 6 pm with special guest anthem singer Officer Yvette Dominque of FMPD, followed by a

$100,000 hole-in-one shootout (If a hole-in-one is achieved prize money will be split 50/50 between

contestant and Fort Myers Police Foundation) involving 10 lucky golfers all proudly presented by

Yuengling Beer.


Attendees Bob Pekol, Owner of the Edison Restaurant and Event Center, Sean

O’Rourke, Owner and Managing Partner of the Edison Restaurant & Event Center,

Rich Lamb, Director of Golf at the Fort Myers Country Club FMPD, Honor Guard, Lt.

Peter Tarman FMPD, Board of Directors of Fort Myers Police Foundation

The Edison Restaurant and Event Center has pledged continued support for the Police Foundation and

will donate $2.00 for every pizza sold from July 3, 2015 until September 21, 2015. On September 21,

2015, a check will be presented to the FMPF at their annual Police Foundation Golf Tournament which

will also be held this year at the Fort Myers Country Club.


The Fort Myers Police Foundation raises funds to provide equipment to enhance the safety of the

Department’s men and women who serve and protect our community. For example, they provided

trauma kits for all of the patrol cars which have helped officers save two lives over the last year and

render aid to countless others. Their next project is to raise funds to acquire a police simulation

training system that creates real world virtual reality scenarios intended to train officers on

judgmental use of force skills, shoot/don’t shoot skills, less than lethal force options, and proper

interaction and verbal command skills. This computer video based system will provide our officers

with increased access to the training necessary to help them succeed on the streets while

maintaining both their own safety and the safety of innocent bystanders.

For more information on the Foundation go to www.fortmyerspolicefoundation.org

For more information on the Edison Restaurant & Event Center go to www.edisonfl.com


If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Terry Dillow at 585.455.3358 or

email at terrydillow@gmail.com.