Wednesday, 25 April 2018

She Earned It

The young lady hoisting the hardware and wearing the medal is Manitoba Bisons centre Lauryn Keen. Keen was named MVP at the U SPORTS National Champion, and she'll return to the Bisons next season for her senior season. Seeing her on the cover of Manitoba hockey publication Game On is pretty incredible, but she earned it!

Lauryn and her teammates are incredible athletes who accomplished feats never seen before in these parts, but like most female athletes in post-secondary institutions there are serious discrepancies in the scholarship monies awarded between men's sports and women's sports. Bisons women's hockey is no different, and they could use some help to ensure that they continue to play at an exceptionally high level.

The Sharman family, whose daughter Alanna plays for the Bisons, established the Bison Women's Hockey Endowment Fund a couple of seasons ago, and they're always looking for people to contribute a few bucks here and there to help the fund grow to enable more women to play hockey with the Bisons at the U SPORTS level.

Why am I posting this? Well, tax season in Canada is almost over. Maybe you're looking for something to invest in that's tax deductible for the 2019 tax season. If you are, any contributions to the Bison Women's Hockey Endowment Fund over $18 will earn you a tax receipt while your dollars will go to ensuring that a highly-skilled, intelligent, passionate, hockey-playing woman like Lauryn above attends university and has a chance to play hockey at a high level.

After an incredible season of hockey, the Bisons are gearing up to defend their national championship. That can be helped by your donation to the Bison Women's Hockey Endowment Fund. If you're looking for something to invest your hard-earned dollars in that's socially responsible and goes to helping others, an investment in a young woman's education would do a world of good.

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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