The Converse College Student Government Association presents the second annual “Hub-City High Heel Hundred,” a 100-meter dash in your favorite pumps, on Friday, Sept. 14 at 5:30 PM in downtown Spartanburg.
“Come run for the fabulous women in YOUR life. Whether you do it for yourself, your spouse, your daughter, your mother, your sister – or all of them – you will help us make great strides by simply acknowledging the value of these women.”
“Men and women alike will again have the opportunity to celebrate the women in their lives while raising awareness for the continued need for women’s equity by dashing 100 meters in the second annual Hub-City High Heel Hundred. Last year’s event was incredibly successful, raising over $520 for the Ellen Hines Smith Girl’s Home. Spartanburg community members are encouraged to register as a participant and to encourage others to join in our continued effort! Kids can also dash in a lollipop race like mom and dad, but no heels, please.”>There is a 2 inch minimum for heels for the adult races, and costumes are encouraged. Prizes will be awarded in each category.
The Hub-City High Heel Hundred seeks to promote awareness of the continued need for women’s equity. The gender pay gap is a very real issue impacting society as a whole, and yet it is often overlooked. Women excel in their careers and continue to break glass ceilings – often while juggling the demands of family life or other obstacles.
Ilene H. Lang, a former tech CEO now working for Catalyst, a leading research organization that studies women in the workforce, once said: “Imagine that there’s a big race and your daughter or your granddaughter or your sister—whoever it is—is really good at track and field, and she trains with the best of them. She goes to the start line, and you look up and she’s not on the start line. She’s 100 feet back. Would you accept this? So that’s the challenge: women are starting out behind the start line. And they don’t catch up.” Let’s bridge this gap and pave the way for the future generation to start on common ground.
Come run for the fabulous women in YOUR life. Whether you do it for yourself, your spouse, your daughter, your mother, your sister – or all of them – you will help us make great strides by simply acknowledging the value of these women.
Proceeds of the “Hub-City High Heel Hundred” will again benefit the Ellen Hines Smith Girls’ Home, a nonprofit organization that works to stabilize families and care for girls who have suffered abuse or neglect. The organization provides 24-hour residential care to girls around the state in foster care, as well as two in-home prevention and reunification programs for families in crisis (Spartanburg and Cherokee counties). The mission of EHSGH is to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect and build stable, healthy families.
Join Converse College as we empower women of today and prepare young girls for tomorrow.