The Goalie Guild and the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) have joined forces in order to give one underprivileged female goaltender (ages 8-15) an opportunity to attend their annual Summer girl’s hockey camp in Chelsea Piers, CT. Spend five days on the ice with NWHL goaltender Chelsea Laden and the rest of the coaching staff while attending their camp and being a part of women’s hockey history! Details on the camp are available here.
NAME: The NWHL Girl’s Goaltending Scholarship
SUPPORTING: Female goalies born in the United States (ages 8-15 only)
CAMP DATES: June 28 – July 1, 2016 (camp location and details)
COSTS COVERED: Camp fees and travel expenses (flights only)
APPLICATION: click here to download
DEADLINE: May 15, 2016 (midnight, EST). Recipient named on or around May 30.
THE STORY BEHIND THE SCHOLARSHIP
In the summer of 2015, Justin Goldman,founder of the Goalie Guild, Pro Goaltending Consultant & Author, reached out to NWHL commissioner Dani Rylan, as well as his friends and NWHL goaltenders Jenny Scrivens and Chelsea Laden, to lend his support to the league with a new grassroots initiative. Together, the four of them created an annual scholarship program that would directly benefit younger US-born female goaltenders.
Having worked with Laden at the 2014 Warren Strelow Goaltending Camp and having met Scrivens in the summer of 2015, Goldman wanted to dedicate one of The Goalie Guild’s new annual scholarships exclusively to underprivileged female goalies. With the NWHL’s rising prominence in professional sports, the two organizations had the same goal in mind.
“Having worked with some of USA’s brightest female goaltenders over the past few years, I’m really excited to establish this new scholarship in support of women’s hockey,” Goldman said. “Growing up with four older sisters, I know first-hand how much of a positive impact a training scholarship can have on aspiring female athletes. This is a wonderful opportunity to help grow the goaltending position in women’s hockey, as well as help the NWHL continue to inspire more girls across the country.”
At this time, the scholarship is only available to female goaltenders ages 8-15 currently living in the United States. Applicants must agree to attend and hold themselves in a professional manner for the duration of the camp. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.