TORONTO (March 9, 2018) – The Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) announces today they will be expanding their partnership with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) as part of the 2018 Clarkson Cup Weekend, now hosting the CWHL’s annual Community Day at MLSE LaunchPad on Saturday, March 24.
Introduced as a part of the 2016 Clarkson Cup weekend, Community Day provides fans and the next generation of athletes and leaders an opportunity to interact with the CWHL’s top players prior to them competing in the Clarkson Cup Final, which this season is set to take place the following day at Ricoh Coliseum.
“Community Day has been a welcomed addition to our Clarkson Cup Weekend over the past few seasons allowing for real interaction between our players, fans, and local youth,” commented CWHL Commissioner Brenda Andress. “MLSE has been wonderful in facilitating as hosts for the Clarkson Cup Final and this seemed like a natural fit, utilizing a tremendous space like MLSE LaunchPad.”
MLSE LaunchPad, located at 259 Jarvis St., will host a full day of events for youth of all ages, including multisport, fitness and team building activities. In addition, the CWHL will be offering yoga clinics, in partnership with Ivivva, and a Q&A session with CWHL players tailored to specific age groups. The entire day of events will be supported by MLSE LaunchPad program directors and coaches.
“The CWHL’s Community Day is a fantastic opportunity for youth to engage with female leaders in sport,” commented MLSE LaunchPad Executive Director Tanya Mruck. “The day will provide a holistic opportunity to learn about sport inclusion, mental wellness and physical literacy while bringing together our community in an authentic way.”
Ticket and event information for all of the Clarkson Cup Weekend, including the CWHL Awards Show and Clarkson Cup Final, can also be found at thecwhl.com/clarksoncup.
About the CWHL
The Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) is the premier, professionally-run women’s hockey league in the world. With seven current clubs throughout North America and China, 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 a centrally funded not-for-profit organization, meaning all participating teams receive equal access to funding to ensure equal opportunity and competition. To learn more visit thecwhl.com.
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