The Lee County Bar Association (LCBA) is proud to announce its Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament, held Saturday, June 28 at Pelican Preserve Golf Club, raised more than $20,000 for PACE Center for Girls of Lee County. The tournament, which also included a lunch-time silent and live auction, raised more funds for charity than any other single event held in the LCBA’s 65-year history
The funds come at an opportune time for PACE, which moved into a new location in the Spring of 2014 that required extensive remodeling. The organization has since been approved to increase its enrollment, meaning it is in need of funds not only to complete payment for renovations of the new school, but also to fund the additional staff required to serve the needs of an increasing number of students.
“We knew pairing the LCBA and PACE for a charity event would be a great success, but the result exceeded even our most optimistic expectations. It was a collaborative effort that could not have reached this level of success without the dedication of many volunteers, generous sponsors and donors, and all the players who came out to support the event,” said LCBA President and PACE board member, John Agnew.
PACE Center for Girls is a non-residential prevention and intervention program targeting the unique needs of girls, ages 12 to 18, facing challenges such as physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care, neglect, death of a parent, family history of incarceration and declining grades.
The tournament also served as a dress-collection event, netting 257 dresses for PACE’s major fundraiser,Love That Dress! On the heels of this success, the LCBA is joining with Lee County Association for Women Lawyers to host an after party to also benefit PACE on July 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lindsay Nicole Boutique, Gulf Coast Town Center. The public is invited to attend and enjoy complimentary refreshments and appetizers, a raffle and silent auction and more. Donate a dress for a chance to win a special prize.
This year’s “Love That Dress!” event, which is open to the public, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27 at Embassy Suites Hotel in Estero. Tickets go on sale online at 8a.m. August 1st at www.pacecenter.org/centers/lee/lee-ltd/tickets.
About the Lee County Bar Association
The Lee County Bar Association, a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization, has served the citizens and legal community of Lee County since 1949 and has a current membership of nearly 800. The purpose of the organization is to further the education of its members, create meaningful interaction among its members and inform the community on important legal matters.
The LCBA supports the citizens of Lee County by providing free legal clinics on important topics of local interest; promoting the Rule of Law with student programs such as its annual Mock Trial competitions, and School Speakers for Constitution Week; and providing a Lawyer Referral Service to connect the public with qualified attorneys. For more information, call (239) 334-0047 or visit www.leebar.org.