Life for me has always been hockey.
At the age of 9, I fell in love with the game, and as I got older, I grew a passion for writing. Ultimately, I decided to combine the two in college, and even though I was told that I’d never be a hockey reporter and that I should pick another sport, I kept going. And every day, I’m thankful I did.
With the support of family and friends, as well as great colleagues, I persevered. I worked hard, surrounded myself with positive influences and made my way up in the industry. Despite bumps in the road, I was able to overcome it, and am grateful to get the opportunity to continue to grow my career and learn to build on my skillset.
READ MORE ON WHN: Hathaway Reflects On Journey To Pros, Bringing Energy To Lineup
However, not everyone has been as fortunate. There have been hurdles for several in this business. After recent events that have transpired in the journalism community, especially among young writers, I felt it was time for me to take a stand. That’s why I’m starting the Pride Of Hockey Initiative.
Through this initiative, I am striving to connect and unite the hockey community and media members to continue building their passion for the game, educating each other, learning more skills and ultimately, connecting with one another through hockey. Everyone, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality or background, is welcome. No experience is necessary.
With this initiative, you will learn to get more involved, have fun and bond with fellow members of the wonderful community. Also, we will work to combat hate and inequality. So, I invite everyone to join us, become part of something special and see where it goes.
Those interested can fill out the form here to join. Let’s continue to make the game for everyone.