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Pace Center for Girls Escambia-Santa Rosa to Host Men Who Cook Event

On April 14, 2024 at 4pm, Pace Center for Girls Escambia-Santa Rosa will host their 11th Annual Men Who Cook Event at an exciting new venue: The Blue Wahoos Stadium! A local favorite, this one-of-a-kind fundraiser competition showcases the culinary talents of non-professional male chefs as they prepare everything from appetizers to desserts, attracting crowds of over 400 guests in its first 10 years – this year’s new venue is able to accommodate even MORE guests!


Showing Pace Girls that men can be positive, supportive figures in their lives, 30 non-professional male chef teams from our community will compete to impress several local Professional female chefs who will select winners from each category. The overall “Top Chef” is chosen from these, as well as a “People’s Choice Award,” which event guests vote for! NEW for 2024, we’re adding a Professional Chef category as well. With all this tasty food for a great cause, you’re sure to leave fulfilled! For tickets, click here: https://tinyurl.com/2s3una37

The girls and young women Pace supports receive academic instruction and work closely with counselors and therapists trained in gender-responsive and trauma-based services. They also receive instruction in basic life skills, like communication, healthy relationships, and problem-solving. These resources are made available to girls at no cost to them. To hear some remarkable stories from several Pace girls and alumnae,
click here: Pace Girl Stories.

”Our girls are survivors of tremendous obstacles, but we help them see themselves as we see them — as strong, beautiful, intellectual women that can be successful as they grow into adulthood,” said Laurie Rodgers, Executive Director of Pace Escambia-Santa Rosa. “Our program has been able to continuously expand to provide more girls with social and academic services thanks to the incredible support of our community.”

Since its founding in 1994, Pace Escambia-Santa Rosa has seen transformational improvements among girls personally and professionally. To date, more than 4,000 girls in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties have been served. Program highlights from
fiscal year 2023 include:

• 8 out of 10 girls have experienced overall academic improvement.
• 9 out of 10 are engaged in their community, measured by being enrolled in
school, higher education, or employment
• 10 out of 10 girls strengthened or maintained self-efficacy, the belief that you can

For more information about Pace Escambia-Santa Rosa or if you know a girl who could benefit from Pace, please visit https://www.pacecenter.org/locations/florida/escambia-santa-rosa .

To learn more about how Pace is finding the great in every girl, visit www.pacecenter.org.

About Pace Center for Girls
Pace Center for Girls envisions a world where all girls and young women have power, in a just and equitable society. Founded in 1985, Pace provides free year-round middle and high school academics, case management, counseling, and life skills development in a safe and supportive environment that recognizes and deals with past trauma and builds upon girls’ individual strengths. Dedicated to meeting the social, emotional, and education needs of girls, Pace has a successful and proven program model that has changed the life trajectory of more than 40,000 girls and is recognized as one of the nation’s leading advocates for girls in need. For more information on Pace Center for Girls, visit www.pacecenter.org.