Hockey Is For Everyone: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

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February is Hockey is For Everyone month in the National Hockey League. The NHL devotes one month each season to elevating diversity and inclusivity in professional sports, pairing with organizations like You Can Play to help bring together “all people who play or watch hockey, including fans of every race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and those with disabilities.” (Source) Using the hashtag #HockeyIsForEveryone, the League hopes to spread awareness and open conversation on social media.

El recently appeared on SB Nation’s Fear the Fin blog to discuss the emotions after watching a Hockey Is For Everyone game earlier this month, and what it’s like when your team fails you in their inclusion efforts.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words


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