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PACE ATHLETICS & RECREATION Overview Experience Pace Athletics Athletes & Alumni Making a Difference By the Numbers Sponsorships Pg. 1 Pg. 2 Pg. 3 Pg. 4 Pg. 5 Pg. 6 A Valuable Community Resource With Positive Impacts on the Local Economy Positive Economic Impact of Pace Athletics Athletic Department Output 16.75 Million The Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health Fitness and Recreation Center is a world-class facility. Fan Visitor Output 3.95 Million Earnings 1.19 Million Jobs 54 TOTAL IMPACT Output 20.7 Million Earnings 7.6 Million Jobs 196 Earnings 6.37 Million Jobs 142 ace University s Athletics and Recreation Department contributes to the community in many important ways providing the public with access to its world-class recreational facilities while contributing to the vitality of the local and regional economy. The Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health Fitness and Recreation Center is utilized regularly by hundreds of local residents who participate in a wide range of affordably priced health and fitness activities for young and old alike. On an annual basis over 900 children participate in swim lessons and hundreds of seniors use our state-of-the-art fitness center and participate in Aquacise classes at the pool. Pace also makes its recreational facilities available to community groups for fitness and wellness programs and hosts summer sport camps and clinics. Pace Athletics generates over 20 million in total economic output annually to the local and regional economy through ticket sales visitor spending direct support by the University tournament fees royalties and licensing. Attendance at Pace Athletic events also has a ripple effect on local businesses that benefit from visitors and fans who spend at restaurants Source Helene & Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship Pace University service stations hotels and retail stores. An estimated 35 000 visitors attended athletic and recreational events at the Pleasantville Campus in 2011. According to a recent economic analysis spending by the Pace Athletic Department and by fans and visitors who attend games and events at Pace Athletic facilities generate an estimated 20.7 million in annual economic activity for the Hudson Valley Region. In addition Pace Athletics generates an estimated 7.6 million annually in worker income and 196 jobs. College-level athletic competitions draw thousands of spectators from around the region thereby boosting tourism spending which also results in positive word-of-mouth about Westchester and repeat visits to the area said Natasha Caputo Director Westchester County Tourism & Film. Beyond the significant economic benefits Pace Athletics also contributes to the local community through the hard work and dedication of Pace student-athletes who participate in a variety of community service and fund-raising activities. 1 Experience Pace Athletics & Recreation Spectacular eight-lane swimming pool. State-of-the-art fitness center. walking jogging track aerobics dance room fitness center with cardio theater and locker rooms. Programs for members include aquatics aerobics and a health and wellness coaching program where you can create a personalized workout plan tailored to meet your specific needs and goals. Annual memberships are priced below what you would pay at area health clubs with comparable facilities. Discounts are available for Pace alumni faculty staff and families of Pace students. Pace also offers discounts to local police fire and ambulance personnel. For more information on memberships call (914) 773-3275. The Pace Pleasantville campus hosts eight different sports camps that run throughout the summer serving an estimated 2 000 campers. The campus also hosts local high school championship games in baseball basketball swimming & diving and wrestling. Pace rents space in the Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health Fitness and Recreation Center to community groups which provide yoga classes CPR training water safety instruction and lifeguard training. ace University s Pleasantville campus offers a wide variety of high quality and affordably priced athletic recreational and wellness activities for the entire family. Whether you re interested in taking swimming lessons working out in our state-of-the-art fitness center enrolling your children in a summer sports camp or experiencing the fun and excitement of Pace Athletic competition our Pleasantville campus has it all. And it s all available to your community in world-class recreational facilities that are conveniently located close to home. The Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health Fitness and Recreation Center is a modern 75 000-square-foot facility with a 2 400-seat basketball arena eight-lane swimming pool 2 Pace Athletics Pace University is known not only for its rigorous academics but also for its quality athletic programs. All men s and women s varsity athletic teams practice and compete at our Westchester campuses where they maintain their winning NCAA Division II Northeast-10 Conference tradition. Pace Athletic events are also an affordable family entertainment that s close to home. Spend an autumn afternoon experiencing the fun and excitement of Pace football. Picnic before the big game and then join Pace mascot T-Bone and the Pace cheerleaders in cheering on the Pace Setters as they take on teams in the Northeast-10 Conference. Enjoy the half-time activities with performances by local marching bands. You ll find thrilling basketball action at the Ann and Alfred Goldstein Center where Pace s men s and women s basketball teams compete against their rivals. Special promotions for football and basketball sponsored by local merchants make the Pace Game Day Experience a fun-filled time for you and your family. The average cost for a family of four to attend a Pace sporting event is about 25 which includes tickets food and drinks. For ticket information call 914-773-3271. Pace Student-Athletes Setting Records in Academic Achievement Pace University athletes are setting records not only on the field but in the classroom as well. Some 173 Pace student-athletes made the Northeast-10 Conference s Fall Commissioner s Honor Roll. Here are three Pace student athletes who achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA for the Fall semester. Hall of Fame Honors Pace Athletics Alumni Since 1997 Pace University has honored alumni athletes for their outstanding contributions both on the field and later in life. This year s inductees include Dennis Carpenter (Football 75) Katie Holden (Softball 01) Wanda Maynard-Morris (Women s Basketball 02) Marcus Mayus (Lacrosse 00) and Bob Scheinblum (Men s Basketball 61). Here is one of their stories Carol Johnson Class Senior Hometown New City NY Sport Women s Basketball GPA 4.0 Katie Holden Occupation FBI Special Agent Current residence Woodbridge NJ Notable Achievements Katie was a four-year member of Pace s Softball team from 1998-2001. She was a four-time Northeast-10 All-Conference selection and three-year member of the ECAC DII North All-Star Team. Katie ranks fourth in Pace history in batting average with a .384 mark and holds the record for career triples with 24. Alexander Rough Class Sophomore Hometown Stamford CT Sport Men s Baseball GPA 4.0 Seanna Wright Class Junior Hometown Poughkeepsie NY Sport Women s Soccer and Track & Field GPA 4.0 The skills I learned as a student-athlete at Pace translated into everything I have done since I graduated from college including law school graduate school and the working world. 3 Pace Student-Athletes tudent-athletes at Pace University pride themselves on their many achievements on the field as well as in the classroom. Pace athletes also excel in another important arena your local community where they dedicate themselves to helping others through community service and fund-raising activities. Among the many recent community service activities involving Pace student athletes were Volunteering in the recreation room and kitchen at the Grassland Homeless Shelter in Valhalla Reading to children at the Bedford Road School in Pleasantville as part of the national Read Across America program Planting and maintaining a vegetable garden at the Pleasantville Middle School Engaging with seniors at the Atria assisted living facility in Briarcliff Manor Participating in the Paint-a-School program to help restore a playground at a high school in the Bronx Hosting a free basketball clinic at the Pleasantville campus for students of Roosevelt School in Ossining Conducting free youth clinics for football soccer basketball and lacrosse in Pleasantville Ardsley Croton Briarcliff Manor Tarrytown Ossining and Scarsdale. A group of 15 student athletes from Pace recently worked at Graham Hills Park in Pleasantville NY restoring a highly eroded stream bank that threatened a recently reconstructed bridge. The student athletes did more than I could have hoped for. I can t say enough about the enthusiasm brought by the Pace University student athletes remarked Westchester County Parks Commissioner Kathleen O Connor. Pace student-athletes participate in numerous fund-raising activities and drives for organizations such as Make-A-Wish Foundation Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center of White Plains Hospital Hudson Valley Special Olympics The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research American Red Cross Japan Relief Campaign and many others. This past year Pace Athletic teams raised over 12 250 for various charitable organizations. S Pace Athletic teams raised 4 153 for Relay for Life last year. Pace student-athletes participating in Make a Difference Day planted flowers at the Mount Pleasant Library. For the second year in a row the Pace University Football team visited the Bedford Road School in Pleasantville for the Read Across America program. 4 Pace Athletics By the Numbers million 20.7 Annual economic impact of Pace Athletics and Recreation in the region Visitors to Pace Athletic events in 2011 Jobs generated by Pace Athletics Cost for a family of four to enjoy a Pace sporting event Average number of children learning to swim annually at Pace campus Pace teams that participated in community service during the Fall semester Average four-year graduation rate of Pace student-athletes Pace Athletic Alumni living in the Hudson Valley Community membership to the Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health Fitness and Recreation Center (Local police fire and ambulance personnel enjoy greatly reduced rates) Pace baseball players who have played professionally throughout the program s history Number of times Pace Women s Basketball has played in the NCAA tournament in the last six years Consecutive years Women s Volleyball has played in the NCAA Tournament 35 000 196 25 900 75% 89% 600 550 53 4 3 Please visit us at www.pacesettersathletics.com 5 Pace Athletics Pace Athletics and business sponsorships. It s a winning combination that supports Pace Athletic programs while providing extensive exposure for local businesses to the thousands of fans who attend Pace sporting events throughout the year. Pace fans support the businesses that support their university. Pace offers a wide range of marketing and sponsorship opportunities for businesses from signage to logo placement on tickets schedule posters and other Pace sports promotions. Just read what some local business owners have to say about their partnership with Pace Athletics. I can t say enough about our relationship with Pace. The impact on our business in terms of sales and traffic to our location is significant. Our business continues to grow through our sponsorships with the university and we couldn t be happier Robert Spitalieri far right Frank & Joe s Deli Pleasantville ShopRite s business philosophy is the reason we serve our customers as we are partners in caring for our neighbors families homes and communities as in this case with Pace University Athletics. Peter Romero second from right ShopRite Thornwood We are very happy with our partnership with Pace. It s definitely helped grow our business. We hope our sponsorship has helped support the Pace Athletics department as well Gregg Fox Twin Jewelers Pleasantville I am very happy with our sponsorship with the Pace University Athletics Department. Each year our business grows through the new ways the athletics department creates visibility for its partners. I look forward to working with Pace in the future. Lucio Rocca far left Lucio s Pizzeria Pleasantville For more information contact Zach Dayton at (914) 773-3271. Or visit us at www.pacesettersathletics.com. 6 8 6 1 B e d f o rd Roa d Ple a sa ntv ille NY Gen eral In fo rmat io n 8 6 6 -72 2 -3 3 3 8 pace.edu