FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 24, 2015) – PACE Center for Girls of Lee County announces sponsors for this year’s Love That Dress! fundraising event, which will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at the Embassy Suites in Estero, located at 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive.

This year’s Love That Dress! sponsors include Title Sponsor White House | Black Market, Venue Sponsor Embassy Suites, Dress Collection Space Sponsor Miromar Outlets, Event Sponsors NBC-2, News-Press Media Group, Gulfshore Life Magazine, 96.9 More FM, Naples Daily News, SPADA Salon & Day Spa, SS Hookers, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc., The Firestone Sky Bar, Jason’s Deli, Prawnbroker Restaurant Group, House of Wu, RS Walsh Landscaping, Boost Creative, New Beginnings Events, Nulmage Dry Cleaners, Image Matters, Sephora USA, Inc., RumRunners Restaurant, Cork Soakers Deck and Wine Bar, Six Bends Harley-Davidson, Lee Family News/Happenings Magazine, Atilus, LLC, Paper Fish Printing, Priority Payment Systems, Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar, Caloosa Tent & Rental, Living Local, A JARON Fine Jewelry, Costco, Matanzas on the Bay, Signs Now, Arthrex, Bryan Avery & Allstate Insurance, and Unfiltered Unfined Wines, and VIP Suite Sponsors Azul Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa, College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving, Private Client Insurance Services, LeeSar Cooperative Services of Florida, Inc., PACE Board of Directors, Giving Alliance of Women, Gail Markham and Friends, Noelle Melanson, Florida Marina Clubs, and Diana Willis and Anne Wittenborn.

Sponsorship opportunities, from $500 to $10,000, are still available as well as in-kind donations for the event’s silent auction.

In the months leading up to the main event, members of the Southwest Florida community are asked to donate new and “gently loved” dresses and accessories at collection parties and convenient drop-off locations across the county. Collection parties hosted by generous local businesses and organizations are a way to connect with community members and sample the local fare, all while collecting inventory, raising funds and generating awareness for the main event.

The final dress collection party is the Six Bends Harley-Davidson’s Lucky Number 7 Casino Finale on Friday, Aug. 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Six Bends Harley-Davidson, located at 9501 Thunder Road in Fort Myers.

During the main event, attendees will enjoy the huge inventory with friends, a silent auction full of unique packages, and cocktails. Suite and VIP ticket holders are granted access to early shopping, private dressing rooms, clothing holds, express check-out service, complimentary adult beverages, hors d’oeuvres and a private selection of decadent chocolates. VIP Suite owners will also receive a complimentary style and personal shopping experience by Christine Sherlock of Image Matters. Limited VIP Suites are still available for purchase. Tickets for the main event will go on sale Aug. 1. Visit for more information.

All proceeds from Love That Dress!7 will benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee County. PACE is a non-residential 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, truancy and declining grades.

PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a Florida-based, nonprofit organization and the only statewide prevention program for adolescent at-risk girls in the nation. In the past year, the Lee County program provided 116 girls with education, counseling, training and advocacy, resulting in 94 percent of girls in the program having no involvement with juvenile justice within six months of leaving PACE, 88 percent improving their academic performance and 80 percent remaining in school or obtaining employment three years after leaving PACE. As a result, PACE reduces the significant long-term costs associated with teen pregnancy, substance use, unemployment and long-term economic dependency.

PACE accepts referrals from the juvenile justice system, the Department of Children and Families, school personnel, community-service agencies, parents, family members and friends, as well as self-referrals.

For more information about the event, call 239-470-7548, visit or search “Love That Dress, Lee” on Facebook.