Colorado Springs, CO — USA Hockey announced the establishment of the Brianna Decker Endowment for Girls Hockey, a fund created through the USA Hockey Foundation by 2018 Olympic gold medalist and former Wisconsin Badger Brianna Decker.
The fund will provide grants to 8U and 10U female hockey programs within the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association in its first year with the intent to grow nationwide in years to come. The first grant from the Brianna Decker Endowment Fund will be awarded to the Waukesha County Youth Hockey Association, the organization where Decker herself played growing up.
"I'm so excited to be able to create a fund that will help give more girls access to the sport that has given me so much," said Decker. "Growing up a Waukesha Warhawk, I'm especially proud to be able to give back to the organization that helped foster my love of the game. I can't wait to see the impact it will have for the next generation."
Decker was a three-time all-American at Wisconsin (2011, '12, '13). She won the 2012 Patty Kazmaier Award given the the nation's top collegiate hockey player.