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Fundraising event to support girls and young women of Lee County

PACE Center for Girls of Lee County will present its inaugural Boo Ball fundraising gala at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. Proceeds from the spooktacular soiree will support the PACE Center’s mission to provide girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. Co-chairs of the event are Sonya and Brian Sawyer and Amy and Stephen Sanford, with Sandy Stilwell serving as the Honorary Chair.

Kicking off the center’s 10th anniversary, the Boo Ball fundraising event will be the first and only formal evening event PACE Center for Girls of Lee County has hosted, now providing a creative and fun opportunity for the community to show its support. The Halloween-themed event will include a live auction, with exceptional travel opportunities and experiences up for bid, along with a “Pass the Pumpkin” auction item, featuring unique and valuable items donated by community members and guests in attendance. Funds raised during the auction will directly support PACE Center for Girls of Lee County.

Sponsors of the event include the Fort Myers Police Department, Home-Tech Consolidated, Inc., the Canterna Family, Enterprise Holdings Foundation, Wittenborn Plastic Surgery, Alexandra Bremner, EverBank, Ralph R. Garramone, M.D., FACS, Fred and Elaine Hawkins, Jason’s Deli of Southwest Florida, Lee Memorial Health System, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, Richard and Vicki Pitbladdo, and Stephen Prendiville, M.D. In-kind sponsors include Priority Marketing, Caloosa Tent & Rental, Red Door Photography, Blue Dahlia Salon, New Beginnings Events, G3 Catering and Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers.

Donations for the auction and “Pass the Pumpkin” are currently being accepted, and in-kind sponsorship opportunities are still available for businesses and members of the community. For more information on sponsorships, please contact Sara Jordan at sara.jordan@pacecenter.org or 239-425-2366 ext. 2312.

About PACE Center for Girls of Lee County

Since 2007, PACE has been providing Lee County girls and young women and opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. The gender specific, strength based program is one of 19 Centers throughout Florida, and the program is known throughout the nation as a best practices model for diverting girls from the juvenile justice system. PACE is a registered not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of individuals, businesses, civic/community organizations and churches in Lee County in order to serve girls and their families. For more information on PACE Center for Girls of Lee County, call 239-425-2366 or visit www.pacecenter.org/locations/lee.