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CWHL AND HILLBERG & BERK ENTER MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIP

TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Women’s Hockey League in association with Canadian jewellery company Hillberg & Berk is proud to announce a two-year partnership. Hillberg & Berk’s partnership will empower CWHL Live broadcasts across the 2016/17 season and into the future, helping connect the league with its wider community of fans.

The partnership also sees the addition of Hillberg & Berk’s Sparkle Ball earrings to the CWHL merchandise range. These earrings are now available at the CWHL's Online Store and at CWHL events shortly, with each team having their very own Sparkle Ball colour for fans to buy and wear proudly. A portion of proceeds from each pair of CWHL Sparkle Balls sold will go to the CWHL to help the league empower our hockey heroines.

"We are honoured to be the newest partner of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League,” said Rachel Mielke, founder and CEO of Hillberg & Berk. “The women who play in the league are inspiring to us and we are proud to support them. We can't wait to see where this partnership goes in the future and are excited to be a part of helping this league grow."
To celebrate the partnership, Hillberg & Berk recently gifted all 125 CWHL players and team staff with their very own CWHL Sparkle Balls, as well as an additional pair to pass to inspiring women they encounter in their day to day lives as a #RandomActOfSparkle this festive season.

“We are thrilled to have such a growing company as Hillberg & Berk, who share our passion for empowering and celebrating women, become part of the CWHL family,” said CWHL Commissioner Brenda Andress. “Their support will enable us to continue bringing the world’s best female athletes to the hockey community via CWHL Live each week.”

For further information, please contact Communication Director Sasky Stewart at [email protected] or (647) 780 5719.

About the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL):

The CWHL is the premier, professionally run women's hockey league in the world. It enables elite female hockey players to pursue their dreams of competing at the highest level possible, while enhancing the lives of others through exceptional athleticism, entertainment and motivation. The league is centrally funded, meaning all participating teams in the CWHL receive equal access to funding and given the same opportunities to succeed. The CWHL is a not-for-profit organization, with every dollar going towards building a league that is dedicated to raising the profile of women's hockey, providing a place for the best female players in the world to compete and inspiring the next generation of female hockey heroines.

About Hillberg & Berk:

Using only the finest semi-precious stones, fresh water pearls, Swarovski crystals and more, Hillberg & Berk's handcrafted pieces are designed to last throughout time. Celebrities such as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Tessa Virtue, Sarah McLachlan, Arianna Huffington, Chloe Wilde and Justin Bieber have been spotted wearing Hillberg & Berk designs. Currently, Hillberg & Berk jewellery is wholesaled at 60 retailers across Canada and sold from retail locations in Regina, Saskatoon & Edmonton and online at hillbergandberk.com.

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