The University of Guelph, Department of Athletics and Recreation is proud to announce that the 8th annual She’s Got Game Gala raised a total of $39,000 for women’s athletic scholarships. A total of 204 people attended the gala, which was the first in-person gala since 2020. The sold-out event took place at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Guelph on February 11, 2023.
The She’s Got Game initiative, which started in 2018 aims to celebrate the commitment, determination, and excellence of our Gryphon women athletes while raising money to help contribute to their future academic and athletic success. The centerpiece of the evening, was both the RBC keynote speaker and Gryphon student-athlete speaker.
Miranda Ayim, a three-time Olympic basketball athlete delivered a keynote speech at the event, where she shared how the skills she learned from playing sports, such as overcoming adversity, having mental agility, and developing emotional intelligence, have helped her in various aspects of her life. In addition, she emphasized how being part of sports teams made her feel like she had a second family. She discussed the wonderful memories, relationships, and sense of community that she gained from participating in sports.
One of the standout moments of the evening was when Brianna Martey, a student-athlete
from the women’s rugby team, took the stage to share her story. She spoke with passion about the importance of making sports accessible to all young people and the confidence and motivation that it can provide. Brianna drew attention to her personal experience of participating in sports and the significant impact that a She’s Got Game scholarship can have.
“The foundation and empowerment this scholarship provides women like me is the chance to shine, the chance to feel confident with who I am, and what I do, and to not feel small beside my male counterparts.”
Thank you to all our generous donor’s, sponsors and attendees who supported this great event.
Today, the She’s Got Game initiative has raised 1.75 million dollars and funded over 100 women’s student-athlete scholarships. To learn more information and ways to support She’s Got Game click here.