Local men reach new heights in Men’s High Heel Race

2011 Mens High Heel Race participants

Men in the middle Tennessee area strapped on their snappiest high heels and competed in a local race competition to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee on April 18. The race took place in the evening at Walk of Fame Park located between the Hilton Hotel and the Country Music Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville.

The Men’s High Heel Race competition began in 2011 with Big Brothers Big Sisters ambassador and volunteer mentor Olivia Billingsley, who acknowledged the growing need for greater community involvement on behalf of the 2,000 + children being served by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee each year and took action.

“Most members of the community do not realize the impact that they can have in children’s lives just by showing up for events like this,” says Billingsley. “I created this opportunity as a way for people in Nashville to come together, have fun and support a cause that benefits children across Middle Tennessee.”

The Men’s High Heel Race competition began as an effort to earn Billingsley a spot in the King and Queen of the Vines competition at the Franklin Wine Festival benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She went on to earn the crown that year.

All race participants also had a chance to participate in the Best Legs Competition that took place prior to the race. Votes will be in the form of $1 donations that were made at <www.bestlegs.kintera.org>.

For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters, visit <www.mentorakid.org>  or call 615-329-9191.