September 24, 2012
For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Wearing cut-off jean shorts and red high heels, the Indiana Tech wrestling team was ready to Walk A Mile in Her Shoes® Saturday morning. All 33 members of the team, as well as its three coaches, were at Headwaters Park to participate in the fifth annual ‘Walk a Mile’ event, put on by the Women’s Bureau.
“We were really proud of our wrestlers to choose to step up to raise money and awareness about sexual assault and gender based domestic violence,” said head coach Mike Ester. “Our guys represented Indiana Tech with true ‘Warrior Pride’ and hopefully set an example for others to follow to help protect women from these horrible crimes. The pain of a mile in high heels pales in comparison to the pain and emotional scars of sexual assault and gender-based violence victims.”
The Walk A Mile event has raised more than $452,000 for REACT, the bureau’s rape awareness program, over the past five years. The goal this year was to raise $100,000. “We were honored to be part of the event and thanks to all who supported us!” said Ester. The wrestling team raised $900 for the Women’s Bureau event this year. Ester added “Ladies, I don’t know how you do it in those things… our feet, calves, and backs are still sore, but we are already looking forward to supporting the cause again next year!”
To see highlights from the day visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjrgglOazfs
For more information about the Women’s Bureau visit http://womensbureau.com/
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