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Fort Myers Pool Contractors Present "Service Above Self Scholarship" to Local Athletes



Olympian gold medalist, Vonetta Flowers spoke at the 26th Annual Rotary Scholar Athlete Banquet, where two southwest Florida students received scholarships from Fort Myers pool contractors, Pool Pros Inc. and Aqua Illusions.

Joe Mitchell
Pool Pros Inc.
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Described as a girl “with exceptional God given talent and a heart of gold” by her childhood coach, Vonetta Flowers became the 1st person of African descent to win a Gold Medal in the Winter Olympics. Over ten years, Coach Thomas mentored Flowers and watched a shy young girl develop into a determined young woman. He believed in Flowers and knew she would be an Olympian.

Someone believed. Coach Thomas believed in Ms. Flowers. The local business owners of Pool Pros and Aqua Illusions and the South Florida Rotary Club believe in Florida High School students.

The South Florida Rotary Club recently hosted The 26th Annual Rotary Scholar Athlete Banquet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Fort Myers. The event honored two young people, Ralph Lamonge and Haylee Hood, both of whom have demonstrated self discipline and a determination to positively impact the community. Pool Pros & Aqua Illusions (sister companies and Fort Myers pool contractors) were proud to present two $1,000 scholarships to the two graduating seniors.

Ralph Lamonge (Gateway Charter High School) received the Service Above Self Scholarship from Pool Pros Inc and Haylee Hood (Island Coast High School) received the Service Above Self Scholarship from Aqua Illusions. They also were recognized as the Scholar Athlete nominee representing their high school.  Nominations for the awards were received from 17 southwest Florida high schools and then evaluated based upon academic, athletic and community accomplishments.

Since 1950, “Service Above Self,” has been the motto of the Rotarians worldwide, and highlights the organization’s dedication to positively impact communities. Aqua Illusions owner Theresa Mitchell, shares this enthusiasm for helping communities, particularly in ways that encourage students.

“Someone believed in Ms. Flowers…and we believe in the students of southwest Florida,” said Theresa Mitchell. “Whenever we can participate in an event to benefit our students we want to help.”

Theresa’s husband and owner of Pool Pros, Joe Mitchell added. “We have gotten to know the members of the Rotary and we are very pleased to honor two great kids with them. Students like this are the future leaders of our community. We believe in and are proud to show our commitment to providing every opportunity for students to succeed."

The Rotary awards banquet was attended by approximately 275 students, coaches, principals, family members, and business leaders. Gold Medal Olympian Vonetta Flowers was the featured speaker.

The pool contractors at Pool Pros, Inc. and Aqua Illusions, 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.

To keep swimming pools in pristine condition, Pool Pros Inc. provides pool service & maintenance packages for residential owners and administrators of commercial pools. For more information on their services or for pool school and safety inspections, call (239) 277-7783 or visit www.PoolPros-Inc.com.


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