For the Chicago Wolves, women holding key positions on the staff is not the exception, it’s the norm.
That’s why the organization is especially proud to present Women in Sports Day on Sunday when the Wolves face the Grand Rapids Griffins at Allstate Arena.
“Since I started many years ago with the Wolves, we’ve had women in really strong leadership roles—that’s just how owner Don Levin does his business,” President of Operations Courtney Mahoney said. “The more we can show what other women are doing in sports and that women are supporting women is what I love about Women in Sports Day.
“It’s really important to be a role model for the women in our office, for the young women I meet and for other women in sports,” Mahoney added.
Video messages from prominent women in sports will be played in the arena throughout Sunday’s game, linesperson Kirsten Welsh is scheduled to be part of the officiating crew, Wolves Team Doctor Jolie Holschen will be featured as a Hometown Hero and Liz Drury, a three-time All-American lacrosse player and member of the Harvard Athletics Hall of Fame—and Wolves forward Jack Drury’s mother—will drop the ceremonial first puck.
“Women in Sports Day recognizes how far women have come in sports and breaking the gender stereotypes built around the sports industry,” said Jackie Schroeder, Wolves Senior Director of Ticket Retention & Services. “There is something empowering about working at the Wolves with this group of women who are strong, motivated and determined to succeed in their jobs and at life. As long as we keep supporting, celebrating and inspiring others by being fearless and hard-working, the possibilities for women in sports are endless.”
Added Stefanie Evans, Wolves Senior Director of Program Development: “It’s important for women, especially young women, to be around and have access to sports because it helps creates amazing life skills—such as confidence and leadership—that they can take with them in their personal and professional lives.
“As a former collegiate athlete who now works in sports, I am very grateful for the platform that sports has given me to inspire younger generations of girls.”
A Women in Sports Day ticket package available is for the event, featuring an athletic, adjustable Wolves-branded headband along with a ticket to the game.
“Women need to know that in sports there are many seats at the table,” Mahoney said. “We’re not competing with each other, we’re encouraging each other. The more the merrier and we’ll just become more of a powerful group.”