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Pace Center for Girls, Lee County announces June 4 Love That Dress! collection event, ‘Sunset at St. Charles Yacht Club’

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County’s next Love That Dress! collection event, “Sunset at St. Charles Yacht Club,” will be held on Tuesday, June 4.

Sunset at St. Charles Yacht Club includes smooth jazz and Latin sounds by Marc Vee, silent and live auctions, signature drinks and light bites, and incredible prize drawings. The live auction features one-of-a-kind items and experiences, including:

  • Experience Naples, Italy: A five-night stay for two people at the Napoli Art Resort in the heart of Naples, Italy, including a full-day tour of Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii with a wine tasting and a full-day tour of Sorrento, Amalfi and Positano.
  • Experience the Arts in NYC: A two-night stay for two people at the Four Diamond Boutique Muse Hotel in New York City, with orchestra-level tickets to a show at The Lincoln Center, tickets to the Museum of Modern Art with access to special exhibitions, and a docent-guided architectural walking tour to explore the city’s iconic landmarks.
  • Formula One Racing Experience: For the thrill-seeking race fan, a once-in-a-lifetime driving experience for one person at any of the nation’s 12 premier speedways along the Mario Andretti Racing Experience tour. Get behind the wheel of an Indy-style race car for three back-to-back timed racing sessions.
  • Lady Gaga Concert in Las Vegas: Two tickets to the Lady Gaga Enigma Concert at the Park Theatre in Las Vegas on Oct. 17, 2019, along with a two-night stay at the Bellagio Las Vegas and dinner for two people at bidder’s choice of Prime Steakhouse, Picasso or Lago by Julian Serrano.

Guests at the collection party also can be among the first to purchase tickets for a chance to win a 24-month lease on a new 2019 INFINITI QX50 SUV. Only 150 tickets will be sold, and the winner will be drawn at Love That Dress! on Aug. 21.

Sunset at St. Charles Yacht Club runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4 at St. Charles Yacht Club, 15900 St. Charles Harbour Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets are $25 per person, or $20 with the donation of a gently loved dress. To purchase tickets, please visit www.LoveThatDressLeeCounty.com.

Love That Dress! is an annual campaign soliciting donations of new and gently loved dresses, handbags, shoes and accessories. A series of social events helps build inventory, and the campaign culminates with what’s described as “the ultimate feel-good shopping spree” in which supporters enjoy an evening of shopping, music, cocktails and a silent auction.

Proceeds from Love That Dress! events support Pace Center for Girls’ programs and services, which assist girls ages 11 to 18 who have multiple risk factors impacting their academic achievement, including family income, substance abuse, domestic violence, foster home placement, neglect, grief, incarceration of a family member and physical, emotional or sexual abuse.

In August 2018, more than 450 fashionistas and community supporters attended the 10th annual Love That Dress! fundraiser, helping raise more than $157,000 to support Pace Center for Girls, Lee County.

To learn more about Pace Center for Girls, Lee County and its programs, please visit www.pacecenter.org/locations/lee or call 239-425-2366.

About Pace Center for Girls, Lee County

Since 2007, Pace Center for Girls, Lee County has been providing girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. The gender-specific, strength-based program is one of 22 Centers throughout Florida, and 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. Since its inception, Pace Center for Girls, Lee County has served more than 650 at-promise girls and young women, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity and grace. For more information on Pace Center for Girls, Lee County, call 239-425-2366 or visit www.pacecenter.org/locations/lee.

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