The USA Hockey Foundation recently announced the launch of a new organization: The USA Hockey Friends of Women’s Hockey Fund. The goal of the organization is to raise $500,000 each year to help support the United States Women’s National team and to further and promote women in the sport. The good news is that, so far, the organization is doing great, and it’s looking like women are going to have more opportunities to advance in the sport.
In the brief time since the organization and fund were launched, nearly $100,000 has been devoted to the effort. This includes donations from several notable people in the hockey world, including John and Johanna Boynton, Paul George, and Nick Lopardo, among others, some of whom are Foundation Board members.
Pat Kelleher, the executive director of USA Hockey, is excited about the funds pouring in and is encouraging everyone with an interest in the cause to donate whatever they can, saying that “every bit helps.”
Those who believe that women have a place in hockey and who want to further that initiative are encouraged to make contributions in any amount they can. Contributions can be made on the USA Hockey Foundation’s official website or by contacting the organization directly.