Women’s hockey is on the rise
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Leidos is a proud sponsor of the Secret® Dream Gap Tour, which will feature some of the biggest names in women’s hockey this week.
- Last month’s gold medal game between the U.S. and Canada, arguably the best rivalry in sports, registered 3.5 million viewers. It’s the second most-watched hockey game in the U.S. since 2019, including the NHL.
- More than 80,000 girls registered to play youth hockey pre-pandemic, up 34% over the past decade.
Specifics: Starting Thursday, the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) will host youth clinics and showcase games in Boston, Calgary, Minneapolis, Toronto and Washington, D.C.
Founded in 2019, the PWHPA’s mission is “to provide financial and infrastructure resources to players; protect and support their rights and talents; provide health insurance; and work with companies, business leaders, and sports professionals worldwide who already have voiced support for women’s hockey.”
It’s the latest partnership for Leidos in its effort to support diverse athletes:
- In February, Leidos became a primary partner of NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace for the 2022 racing season.
- In August, Leidos was a major sponsor of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, one of the largest adaptive sporting events in the world.
- In July, Leidos became a proud sponsor of U.S. track and field star Raven Saunders.
From the Source: “We seek to sponsor change agents like these incredible athletes that represent our core company values for a more inclusive and diverse world,” said Leidos Senior Vice President Melissa Dueñas. “We believe there’s a place for everyone in all sports and in our company.”
Please contact the Leidos media relations team for more information.