Black Girl Hockey Club (BGHC) is inviting donations to its scholarship program that supports young Black girls, ages 9-18, in the sport of hockey. In the past 18 months, BGHC has awarded $65,000 in scholarships, supporting the participation of Black girls around the world.
Hockey is one of the most expensive sports to participate in, with figures from the Aspen Institute reporting an average yearly cost of $2,582.74. Black girls are also underrepresented in the sport, in part due to prohibitive participation costs. To address this barrier to participation, BGHC provides the following scholarships:
- Seasonal cost scholarship ($5,000)
- Tournament scholarship ($3,000)
- Equipment scholarship ($1,000)
- Hockey camp scholarship ($500)
BGHC awards scholarships based on donations made from individuals, corporations, and other groups. BGHC is seeking awareness of the opportunity to donate and/or purchase merchandise to support them this holiday season, as they seek to disrupt racism on (and off) the ice and make hockey a welcoming place for everyone.
To learn more about the scholarship program and to see past beneficiaries, visit their scholarship information page. To see where to donate, visit their donation page. BGHC merchandise can also be purchased, making perfect holiday gifts that support an important cause.