The YKK sponsored Widnes Wild are pleased to be supporting the EIHA’s Pride Week which runs from 7th to 16th January 2022.
And to coincide with the week they have announced a partnership with Hockey Is Diversity, who are a global organisation that work with the NHL, NHLPA, DEL and now the EIHA and EIHL, and strive for inclusion and diversity in all forms of ice hockey.
The Wild NIHL team will also be wearing the hockey is diversity stickers on their helmets for the remainder of the season to celebrate the partnership.
Talking about the initiative, the Wild’s GM Wez Spurrett said: “The Widnes Wild are proud to support the EIHA’s inaugural Pride Week, and couldn’t have picked a better time to kick off the partnership with Hockey Is Diversity. The work, ethos and message that Hockey Is Diversity spread across the globe in pushing equality, inclusion and diversity in the sport we love is invaluable. Here at the Widnes Wild we truly believe that hockey is for everyone.”
Hockey Is Diversity’s CEO Dr Martin Hyun dais: “Our game has always been about inclusion. And it is all of our responsibility to use our voice and platform to push for diversity, inclusivity and gender equality in our game that we love. Together we have to keep on working to make our game welcoming for all and bring it to the level where the world is today.”
More information about Hockey Is Diversity can be found here – https://www.hockeyisdiversity.de