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Mayors Committee Hosts Walk and Roll
October 16, 2019 @ 9:30 am
School districts, local businesses, and community leaders will team up for the Mayors Walk and Roll on Oct. 16. In its 14th year, the event advocates for employment of people who are disabled and appreciation of their contributions in our community.
The Walk and Roll begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Morgan Square Clock Tower in downtown Spartanburg. The Boiling Springs High School Drum Line will lead the Walk and Roll, and participants will include students from high schools in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties; the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind; and the Charles Lea Center. The students will be joined by employers of people who are disabled as well as community leaders and advocates.
Local donors contributed to make the event a success again this year. Among others, they include: J M Smith Foundation, Mary Black Foundation, Denny’s, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Foundation, Spartanburg Rehabilitation Hospital, SEW-Eurodrive, and Domino’s Pizza.
The Mayor’s Annual Walk and Roll coincides with National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month and this year’s theme is “The Right Talent, Right Now.” According to the US Department of Labor, every day, individuals with disabilities add significant value and talent to our workforce and economy. Individuals with disabilities offer employers diverse perspectives on how to tackle challenges and achieve success. Individuals with disabilities have the right talent, right now.
In case of inclement weather, all events will be held at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. For more information, please call 864-585-3693.
The mission of the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities in Spartanburg County in the areas of transportation, employment, housing, recreation, education, healthcare, and environment. Its membership of local leaders, individuals with disabilities, businesses, advocacy groups, and supporting organizations works to ensure that Spartanburg’s residents with disabilities have the same opportunities for quality of life as others. The Mayor’s Committee has been active since 2005 with the support of then Mayor William Barnet and continues to be part of Mayor Junie White’s administration.