NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans and the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence kicked off Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the 3rd Annual Pearls & Pinstripes Gala at Nissan Stadium.
Pearls & Pinstripes, the Coalition's signature fundraiser, is a night to celebrate survivors and take a stand against rape and abuse. The money raised through this event directly benefits the Coalition's statewide network of programs, rape crisis centers, allied programs and individuals working together to end domestic and sexual violence in Tennessee.
During the dinner program, Coalition Executive Director Kathy Walsh presented the Titans with the Community Partner of the Year Award, recognizing the team's commitment to supporting the Coalition's mission to improve the lives of survivors and create a world in which rape and abuse no longer exist.
The Titans supported the 3rd Annual Pearls & Pinstripes Gala benefiting the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence on Friday, Oct. 2 at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Gary Glenn)
"This historic collaboration with the Tennessee Titans raises awareness of and support for the Coalition's efforts to end rape and abuse in Tennessee," Walsh said. "The Titans' reach and influence with young men and boys is helping to usher in a new generation of men who reject violent behavior toward women and girls, and we are proud that our NFL team is using their influence to amplify such an important message."
This year's event sold 325 tickets – 100 more than last year – and raised more than $50,000 for the Coalition.
For more information on Coalition programs and services, visit the Coalition's website at www.tncoalition.org.