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PACE Center for Girls Alachua is located in (Gainesville, Alachua) and was founded in (1998). Since opening, PACE Alachua has served over (1000). The center is located at 1010 SE 4th Avenue (at the intersection of Williston Rd. & SE 4th Ave -just 2 lights south of University Avenue). 

PACE Alachua is one of 19 centers across Florida.  For more information on our statewide organization, click here.  For more information about PACE Alachua click here .

To contact us call (352-374-8799) or click here for more contact information. Girls or others interested in attending or making a referral to PACE Alachua please contact the Center and fill out the following referral form.

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April 25, 2014 was a gorgeous day for our 15th Annual Mary Wise Scramble Presented by Northwestern Mutual. This year's tournament, as always was full of fun, excitement and a wonderful feeling of camaraderie. It is always great to have Mary Wise participating in the full days event and riding around in the golf cart mingling with everyone.  We would like to thank everyone who participated by either being a sponsor, player,volunteer or donating items for the tournament including donations for the silent auction. Please be sure to SAVE THE DATE for next year.....          Friday April 24, 2015


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We were honored and proud to be a part of the 5th Annual Taste of Gainesville event that was held June 1, 2014 at the UF Hilton.  This event was sponsored by HOME Magazine with Bailey Estates and The Barn at Rembert Farms being the Title Sponsors with many other fabulous sponsorships.  The competition for the Iron Chef was tough competition between Taylor Dukes from Great Outdoors, Defending Champion Ray Leung from Dragonfly and Valero Alises fro Sabore.  Congratulations to Valero Alises for winning the Iron Chef. All of the food samplings and beverages provided by over 40 of the best of Central Florida restaurants were delicious.  And the food was so plentiful.  We had more than 300 great auction items! Thanks to everyone that participated in this signature event.  Whether you helped in a small way or large way, your participation is greatly appreciated.  This year's event was the most successful to date.  $75,000 was raised for PACE Center for Girls of Alachua, Tyler's Hope for a Dystonia Cure, and The Child Advocacy Center. Each organization will receive $25,000  Thank you!!

Please SAVE THE DATE for next year....Sunday May 10th from 5-9 p.m.  For more information call PACE at (352) 374-8799 or please visit: or

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March 12-13 were PACE Legislative Days in Tallahassee. PACE Centers statewide were there to lobby for funding for eduction for our girls.  PACE Alachua took 4 girls and were able to meet with everyone from our delegation:  Senator Rob Bradley,  Representatives Keith Perry, Elizabeth Porter and Clovis Watson Jr.  We were fortunate this year to get a special tour of the House Chamber by Representative Matt Hudson and a tour of the Senate Chamber by Senator Bradley.  This opportunity allowed PACE girls and staff to have a voice in the decision making process during session.  This was a great educational experience for the girls to learn about the House, Senate, Capitol and the Legislature. This was a fabulous trip.


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We once again packed the house for our "Throw a Girl Lifeline" luncheon held on October 20th at Trinity United Methodist Church. A huge thanks to everyone that participated.  Thanks to everyones efforts, we raised over $110,000.    If you would like to get involved by being a Table Captain for next year's event,  please give us a call at PACE at 352-374-8799.

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Unfortunately, we will not be having Love That Dress! this year.  We will however continue to take clothing and accessory donations.  You can either drop them off at the Center or drop them off directly at Valerie's Loft  Consignment Boutique in Alachua at 14822 Main St.  Valerie has offered to continue to work with us and give us proceeds from clothing sales.  For further information contact PACE at 352-374-8799.