2023 She's Got Game Gala Raises Over $35,000 for Women's Varsity Athletics
The Health & Performance Centre (HPC) was proud to sponsor the 2023 She's Got Game Gala, which raised over $35,000 to support Gryphon women's athletics. All proceeds from the evening will go towards She's Got Game women's athletic scholarships and Gryphon women's varsity and club programming.
The event was a resounding success, with a packed house of alumni, families, friends, and members of the community coming together to support and promote these talented athletes and the women's varsity program. Attendees were treated to an inspiring evening of speeches and stories from strong, empowering women with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Miranda Ayim gives the keynote address at the 2023 She's Got Game Gala. Photo courtesy of the Guelph Gryphons by Kyle Rodriguez.
he keynote speaker for the 2023 She’s Got Game Gala was Miranda Ayim, a three-time Olympian in the sport of basketball and flag bearer for Team Canada at the 2020 Opening Ceremonies. Gryphon women's rugby player Brianna Martey also shared her story, which was both inspirational and humbling.
Gryphon women's rugby player Brianna Martey. Photo courtesy of the Guelph Gryphons by Kyle Rodriguez.
HPC is proud to continue to support amazing student-athletes like Brianna and our HPC's She's Got Game 2022-23 Scholarship Recipient Marielle Kleuskens, a 4th-year Human Kinetics student at the University of Guelph through this initiative. Starting in 2019, the HPC She’s Got Game Scholarship is awarded annually to a female University of Guelph varsity athlete aspiring to work in the health sciences field, ideally supporting women in science and considering a medical/allied career such as physiotherapy, medicine, chiropractic, or massage therapy.
The She's Got Game initiative started in 2016 with the inaugural gala event and has since raised over $1.7 million and expanded into a merchandise line, kids camp, and speaking series. She's Got Game continues to grow its community outreach each year, and this past year, scholarships raised through She's Got Game supported over 100 student-athletes.
To learn more about our She's Got Game initiative, please visit shesgotgame.ca.
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the 2023 She's Got Game Gala, and we look forward to continuing to empower and support women in sport here at the Health & Performance Centre.