NASHVILLE, Tenn. March 20, 2023 – The Nashville Sports Council and PNC Bank announced a collaboration celebrating women in sports at historically black colleges and universities in Nashville.
The “Through Her Eyes” content series will spotlight women athletes, coaches and administrators across the region over the next year. The series has given a first-person voice to local women.
“As chair of the Nashville Sports Council’s Women in Sports Committee, it is my pleasure to see this initiative relaunched with a focus on HBCUs,” Sheila Gibson, chair of the Women in Sports Committee, said. “We are grateful for yet another collaboration with PNC Bank as we reaffirm our initiative’s commitment to amplifying women’s voices in our community.”
The new content series aligns with PNC’s commitment to HBCUs and women in sports across the U.S. Last year, the Nashville Sports Council and PNC Bank hosted the first-ever Women in Motorsports panel in Nashville.
“HBCUs play an integral role to creating a strong talent pipeline and driving economic competitiveness in our state,” said Mike Johnson, PNC regional president for Tennessee. "We’re proud to support this important initiative, which also reflects our longstanding advocacy for women financial decision makers and our passion for celebrating student athlete success.”
In 2022, PNC announced its nationwide $88 billion Community Benefits Plan, which is inclusive of a previously announced $1.5 billion commitment to support the economic empowerment of Black Americans and low- and moderate-income communities.
The first “Through Her Eyes” feature will be released later this month during Women’s History Month, focusing on Fisk University Athletics Director and gymnastics coach Corrinne Tarver. She was the first Black gymnast to win an all-around NCAA Championship while a star athlete at the University of Georgia. After her collegiate and Team USA careers, Tarver went onto a successful career in college athletics departments across the U.S.
Tarver now heads up Fisk’s new gymnastics program which made history earlier this year as the first HBCU program to compete at the NCAA level.
The content series will live on the Nashville Sports Council’s website, NashvilleSports.com throughout the year. For more information on both the Sports Council and PNC Bank’s commitment to women, diversity, and inclusion, follow both organizations on social media at the handles below.
@NashvilleSports (Twitter), @nashvillesportscouncil (Facebook and Instagram) @PNCBank (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
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