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BGHC Announces $25,000 in Fall 2023 Scholarships Courtesy of Bauer Hockey

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BGHC Announces $25,000 in Fall 2023 Scholarships Courtesy of Bauer Hockey
Partnership Continues to Provide Youth Players with Hockey Equipment


Los Angeles, CA: Black Girl Hockey Club is thrilled to announce the Fall 2023 scholarship recipients, made possible through the generous support of Bauer. In the previous year, Bauer demonstrated their commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the sport of hockey by providing a $100,000 equipment grant. This year, Black Girl Hockey Club is proud to contribute $25,000 of the grant to 25 deserving recipients.


When asked about her thoughts concerning the largest amount of Bauer equipment grants yet, Black Girl Hockey Club Founder and Executive Director, Renee Hess, stated “It is really special to be able to offer these players financial assistance through the Bauer Hockey equipment grant. One thing we know is that kids are going to grow out of their gear. We are so excited to continue this partnership with Bauer, who are committed to growing the game within Black communities all across the world.”


Bauer Hockey’s demonstrated commitment to making the game more inclusive through this partnership was reciprocated by Vice President of Marketing, Mary-Kay Messier. “We are proud to partner and support the work of Black Girl Hockey Club creating opportunities for Black girls and women in hockey. Our goal with the equipment scholarship fund is to increase access to hockey and allow athletes to dream without limits, said Mary-Kay Messier, Vice President of Global Marketing at Bauer Hockey. “It is amazing to see these dreams come true from alumni Dayton O’Donoghue now playing collegiate hockey at Dartmouth College to many other girls playing at all levels across the sport. We look forward to continuing to find ways to elevate and increase the impact of the work of Black Girl Hockey Club in Black communities across the globe.”


The 25 recipients of the BGHC 2023 fall scholarship span North America and include: Aliana White, Afton Herke, Vera Mae Camel, Victoria Blake, Taylor Floyd, Sia Everitt, Piper Diehl-Griego, Morgan Wesley, Kiyara McWright, Keri Heyward, Kayla Stewart, Hayden Mason, Hannah Spradley, Carmen Diaz, Caitlyn Williams, Aurora Bosma, Ashley Donato, Keria Donato, Amelia Arquillano, Eloise De Freitas, Darby Anderson-Cooper, Ciara Ryan, Chloe Powell, Chelsie Otoo and Alysia Coleman. Each recipient and their families will be honored on a congratulatory Zoom call in time for the holidays.

Reflecting on the growth of BGHC’s core program, Black Girl Hockey Club Scholarship Chair, Rhea Duncan stated “These opportunities not only break down financial barriers but also empower girls to pursue their passion, challenging stereotypes and enriching the hockey
community with diverse talent and perspectives. As the scholarship chair of Black Girl Hockey Club, witnessing the continuing success of our program is a testament to the transformative power of inclusion.”

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Black Girl Hockey Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the inclusion of Black women and girls in ice hockey.
For media inquiries: Isabel Graham

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