The National Hockey League’s Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award Presented by MassMutual has announced three finalists. The league is asking fans to help determine the winner. The award is
given to an individual who has positively impacted his or her community, culture or society through the sport of hockey. Renee Hess founded Black Girl Hockey Club in 2018 while Kevin Hodgson’s
Hockey Education Reaching Out Society works with at-risk youth. Howard Smith is co-founder of Pittsburgh Inclusion Creates Equity, which offers children of all socio-economic backgrounds the
opportunity to learn how to play hockey.
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