Britt Benn, Gryphon women’s rugby alumna and Olympic medalist told her story about the path to reaching her Olympic dream as the keynote speaker at the University of Guelph’s annual She’s Got Game Gala, presented by RBC in February.
The fifth edition of the fundraiser was a resounding success, raising over $35,000 for women’s athletics at the University of Guelph. Benn captivated the assembled crowd with her speech about a growing up a competitive athlete in Napanee, Ont. and harnessing that passion for sport to the path to the Olympic podium.
Since the gala’s inception in 2016, the Gala as raised over $120,000 to date with all proceeds donated to the She’s Got Game initiative at the University of Guelph.
Over 250 attendees celebrated at this year’s fifth annual event held for the first time in the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre. The event was also highlighted by women’s rugby current student-athlete Emmanuela Jada speaking about overcoming her obstacles to play the sport she loves for the University of Guelph.
Video Recap below:
Take a look below for some great memories from the night 📸