My name is Kennady Bruun, I am 10 years old and have played hockey on a boys team in Sexsmith, AB since I was 6. I love the game of hockey and everything that comes with it. I have gained great friends, skills and had some awesome coaches along the way. But in my experience the game has generally been geared towards boys. There have been no more than 2 girls on my team and some years I was the only girl. I also wondered why it was when I walked into sports stores that all of the gear and apparel is focused mainly towards males. This didn’t make sense to me because I played hockey, I am a girl and… I am better then some of the boys too haha.
So a few weeks a go my family and I were watching the PWHPA game that was being broadcasted and started to discuss how females are not well represented in the hockey world. I wanted to help change that idea and bring more awareness to female hockey.
My mom and I came up with the idea of the launching a brand called, HERo Hockey. The idea behind my brand is not only just to sell shirts, but to bring knowledge to everyone that we need to PLAY FOR HER. Who ever you’re HER is… if it’s your sister, your mother, your daughter, your hero or yourself, we all need to stand up and PLAY FOR HER!
We also decided that we wanted to help give back and developed what we call the HERo Fund. A portion of my profits along with any donations made to the HERo Fund will go directly to getting girls playing hockey. We will work closely with local hockey associations to help out with equipment and registration costs for girls in need.
Our goal is to change the perception of our society in that hockey ain’t just for boys…From U7 all the way to the NWHL, girls deserve to play too. So I ask you to join me in being a HERo, just by purchasing and wearing my brand, you are saying that you support females in hockey at all levels! Now go PLAY FOR HER!