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Monday April 22, 2013VIDEO: Wise Recaps Spring, Promotes 14th Annual Mary Wise Scramble

Gainesville, Fla.

Florida head coach Mary Wise spoke with the media Monday to wrap up the 2013 spring season after capturing the 2012 SEC Championship last fall.

 

Wise spoke about the ongoing improvements in outside hitter Noami Santos-Lamb (Carolina, Puerto Rico) and middle blocker Chloe Mann (Gainesville, Fla.) from injuries prior to the 2012 season, as well as the development on the court of middle blocker Simone Antwi (Fairfax Station, Va.), who will see an increased role this fall.

 

Wise also spoke about her involvement with the PACE (Practical Academic Cultural Education) Center for Girls and the 14th Annual Mary Wise Scramble. The event takes place Friday, April 26 at the University of Florida’s Mark Bostick Golf Course. There are two sessions of the tournament, 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., and the day features a luncheon immediately following the morning session and an awards ceremony after each session. There will also be a silent auction throughout the day directly outside the Mark Bostick Golf Course clubhouse.

 

PACE Alachua was founded in 1998 and Wise began her involvement with the golf tournament towards the beginning of her tenure at the University of Florida. This is the 14th year with Wise as the chair of the golf scramble and all proceeds go to benefit the PACE Center for Girls. The theme, as always, is “if you can make a putt, you can make a difference.”

 

PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a community-based, gender-responsive prevention, diversion and early intervention program serving girls, ages 12-18, in 17 locations across the state. The program fulfills the Department of Juvenile Justice's statutory requirement to provide prevention and gender-specific programming for girls. PACE has been nationally recognized for helping girls turn into successful young women through improvement and development in school, with their families and in their communities by integrating education, counseling, training and advocacy.

 

Recently, PACE was recognized by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Girls Study Group as the most effective program in the nation for keeping adolescent girls out of the juvenile justice system and by the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Report, in a state-by-state analysis, as a national model for reducing recidivism and improving school success, employment and self-sufficiency amongst girls.

 

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