of Greater Santa Barbara

StrongHER Together



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Ticket price is FREE

Friday, April 16th, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM



Join us for a family-friendly event celebrating the power of sports to help girls discover their strengths and explore their potential as future leaders.


Girls Inc. provides more than 215,000 hours of programming annually for girls and teens in our community.

Proceeds from this fundraising and friend-raising event help us continue our work in 2021.

Our Speakers

Melissa McConville
Founder / Race Brand Director

Melissa McConville (she/her) is the Founder and Race/Brand Director of She.Is.Beautiful 5k and 10k. She founded She.Is.Beautiful after combining her love of running with her successful career in marketing, and the race series now hosts events in Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. A graduate of UC Santa Barbara, she is an active member of the Santa Barbara running community. Melissa lists breaking 3 hours in the marathon as her proudest running accomplishment, and is a co-founder of the Arete Women’s Running Club.

Dr. Sara Tanza
Assistant Director / Community Liaison

Dr. Sara Tanza (she/her) is the Assistant Director of She.Is.Beautiful 5k and 10k. After suffering a running injury competing on the UC Santa Barbara triathlon team, she was drawn to physical therapy during her recovery. She earned her doctorate from UC San Francisco, specializing in Functional Manual Therapy and completed her Certification in Functional Manual Therapy from the Institute of Physical Art in 2014. She then opened Pelvic Potential, her own private practice specializing in Pelvic Floor physical therapy in Santa Cruz, CA.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to the following individuals and organizations who are generously supporting our event.

We are incredibly grateful for your continued investment in our work to ensure all girls in our community can grow up healthy, educated, and independent.

Presenting Sponsors – $25,000
Ginni Dreier
Stina Hans & Joel Kreiner
Kathy & Mike McCarthy of Nurture Cottage Foundation

Advocate – $5,000

Partner – $2,500


Cottage Health
Kathy & Thomas Dunlap
Farmers and Merchants Trust Company
HUB International Insurance Services, Inc.
Stefanie Jackson
Christy Kelso & Randy Franciose
Betsy & Bob Manger
Montecito Bank & Trust
Caroline & David Powers
Pam & Russ Strobel

Friend – $1,000


Bunnin Chevrolet Cadillac

Mark & Leslie Cane Schneiderman

Tracy & Stuart Jenkins

Pat Jones

Susan Matsumoto & Mel Kennedy

Mutual of America Financial Group

Chris & Paul Portney

Eileen & Charles Read

Wallin Studios