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Olympian Sarah Nurse announced as She’s Got Game Gala Keynote Speaker

The 2022 She's Got Game virtual gala will feature special guest Olympic silver medalist Sarah Nurse (women's hockey) as this year's keynote speaker presented by RBC.

Nurse, a native of Hamilton, Ontario, made her Olympic debut in PyeongChang in 2018, helping the Canadian women's hockey team capture the silver medal. Recently, Nurse was named to the roster for the 2022 games in Beijing, officially giving her the title of two-time Olympian.

Prior to her success at the international level, Sarah Nurse put together a decorated collegiate career in the NCAA where she helped lead the University of Wisconsin's women's hockey team to Frozen Four appearances in each of her four seasons with the Badgers (2013 to 2017).

Outside of her success on the ice, Nurse has also made a lasting impact off the ice, where she has emerged as one of country's most important voices when it comes to addressing racism in hockey, as well as growing the game at the professional level for female hockey players, with Nurse serving as a board member for the PWHPA (Professional Women's Hockey Player Association).

She comes from an incredibly athletic family, which includes her cousins Darnell Nurse (now in his seventh season with the NHL's Edmonton Oilers) and Kia Nurse (one of Canada's most decorated women's basketball players as a two-time Olympian, two-time NCAA champion at UConn and WNBA All-Star).


About the She's Got Game Gala

The annual She's Got Game Gala celebrates the commitment, determination, and excellence of our Gryphon female athletes while raising money to help contribute to their future academic and athletic success. The event brings together all of those who encourage, support, and promote these athletes and the women's varsity program. Find out more about the 2022 She's Got Game virtual gala here.

Over the past six years, the gala has raised over $150,000 dollars to support female student-athlete scholarships. The event also features a live and silent auction and many sponsorship opportunities for community supporters, donors and partners.

During the event guests will hear from three incredible female leaders including the University of Guelph President and Vice Chancellor, Dr. Charlotte Yates, Jessica Kouleas. a second year Gryphon hockey student-athlete, and RBC Olympian, Sarah Nurse.


About She's Got Game

Built on three pillars – engagement, policy and fundraising – She's Got Game provides the foundation for Gryphon Athletics in its quest to encourage women in sport and help them acquire the tools necessary to succeed both on and off the field of play. Find out more at



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