Larry J. Romano Memorial Golf Tournament scheduled for October 1, 2018

Event raises funds for lifesaving equipment for FMPD

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 1, 2018) – The 2018 Larry J. Romano Memorial Golf Tournament that raises funds to purchase life-saving equipment for the Fort Myers Police Department will take place on Monday, October 1, 2018 at Colonial Country Club.

In 2016, the tournament was renamed in honor of one of the Fort Myers Police Foundation’s founding members, Larry J. Romano, who passed away suddenly last July at the age of 75. This is the fifth year of the tournament. Since its formation in 2014, the Police Foundation has
raised more than $150,000 that has gone toward purchasing medical kits for patrol cars, ballistic shields, electronic ear protection for shooting ranges, a Meggitt FATS® L7 compact training simulator, a K-9 and more.

Last year’s tournament had to be cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. “This tournament announcement falls at an important time for our local City police force,” said Wayne Chevalier, FMPF Board Chairman. “We are all mourning the recent death of FMPD Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller whose life was ended too soon while in the line of duty. We are proud that our fundraising thru this golf tournament has resulted in the purchase of thousands of dollars of life-saving equipment for the FMPD, but are truly saddened this was a tragedy our fundraising couldn’t prevent.” The Fort Myers Police Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose goal is to help build a stronger bond between the community and its local police department. All funds raised by the Police Foundation go toward purchasing life-saving equipment for the Fort Myers Police Department and the community it serves Golf tournament registration begins at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at 12 noon and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The tournament will be followed by a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. with an awards presentation, silent auction and 50/50 raffle. The entry fee is $200 per player and $100 for a non-playing guest. Individual and corporate sponsorships range from $1,500 to $3,000. Program ads are also available for $250 to $350. Reservations and sponsorships are now available by visiting or calling 330-323-4088.


Melinda Isley, APR, m.creativepr, 239-274-7736, cell: 239-565-1630,