The NHL Playoffs are underway– a beloved time for hockey fans everywhere! The cool arenas are ablaze with heated rivalries. Go [insert favorite team here]!
We love seeing them score goals, win medals and sometimes even throw a punch. However, their performance off the ice is just as impressive.
Known as one of the most refined players in professional hockey, former NHL All-Star and
Olympian Trevor Linden started the Trevor Linden Foundation in 1997. The organization is
devoted to encouraging young people to discover their strengths and achieve their full potential.
The foundation has partnered with other organizations and individuals who are engaged in youth development programs that support the values of integrity, hard work, responsibility and leadership.
They have worked with charities in British Columbia, Montreal and New York to raise funds and awareness.
The “Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship” rewards four students in British Columbia entering their first year of post secondary education. The scholarship is given to students in good academic standing who have demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities and exceptional commitment to enriching the lives of others in their community.
Four-time Olympic medalist, Hayley Wickenheiser is regarded as one of the best female hockey players in the world with an uncompromised determination and dedication to her sport. However, it’s not just her lethal slap-shot that is respected by her teammates, fans and peers; Wickenheiser is a community leader and mentor.
Her passion for sport is paralleled by her drive to give back to the community in several ways, particularly to organizations with a commitment to youth. Recently, Hayley has teamed up with Plan International’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ campaign, which is a social movement empowering Canadian girls and women to claim a brighter and more safe future for girls in the developing world.
Hayley’s hockey career allows her to connect with girls and women across the country. She believes that playing sports empower girls to find their self-confidence, inner-strength and outer-expression. Last week, Hayley spoke about the organization’s campaign to sponsor girls in the struggling region of Hatibandha, Bangladesh.
You can watch Hayley’s interview on Global Calgary here.
To book Trevor, Hayley or any other of our athletes for your upcoming event, give us a call at 416-420-4525 or be in touch via our site.