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Pool Pros and Greater Ft Myers Chamber Foundation Award 2 High School Athletes with Service Above Self Award



Joe Mitchell
Pool Pros, Inc.

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA (May 23, 2019) Rotary South honored some of Lee County’s top high school athletes on Wednesday, May 15th at the 2019 Rotary of Fort Myers South Scholar-Athlete Awards banquet. Civil rights pioneer and Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith was the keynote speaker charged with the task of challenging this year’s nominees to excel as scholars, athletes, and citizens. As a recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, he was best known for his iconic protest at the 1968 games in Mexico City which caused him to be vilified and ejected from the games, even though he protested against inequality, poverty, lynchings, and human rights.

The 33rd annual event recognized top athletes based on athletic and academic achievement, along with strength of character. 36 nominees gathered at the Fort Myers Crowne Plaza Hotel with the top male and female athletes winning $5,000 scholarships. In addition, ten athletes won $1,000 scholarships awarded by local businesses.

Pool Pros, Inc. and the Greater Ft Myers Chamber Foundation awarded the Service Above Self Scholarship to two recipients this year. Ariel Wallace of Lehigh Senior High School and Jordan Dovale of Island Coast High School both received one thousand dollars, not only for their athletic prowess, but also for academics.

“Eighteen Lee County-area high schools nominate a male and female who have GPAs of 3.2 or higher, won a varsity letter, and are involved in community & school activities” said Joe Mitchell, founder of Pool Pros, Inc. and chairman of the Greater Ft Myers Chamber of Commerce Board. “Pool Pros and the ‘Education Chamber’ have always been supporters of our youth’s education in Lee County and are more than happy to support hard workers like Jordan and Ariel.”

Pool Pros is a swimming pool construction company based in Fort Myers, Florida. It's founder, Joe Mitchell is the current president of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and community leader who: helps local students bring up their grades, awards scholarships to local athletes, helps raise funds for education, and sponsors annual golf tournaments to benefit the Education Chamber.

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