Play it Forward Sport has relationships with hundreds of elite athletes at the professional and college level. These are among the top hockey, lacrosse, basketball, soccer, rugby, field hockey, tennis and professional and division 1 college players in the country and the world.
We are honored to support these athletes in our mission to create a sustainable professional women’s sports model and proud to have them Playing It Forward through Sport!
Breanne is a professional hockey player for the Toronto Six of the National Women's Hockey League. When she was a collegiate athlete at Colgate University, Breanne discovered she had Type 1 Diabetes. Since her diagnosis, Breanne has graduated Magna Cum Laude, continued to play high level and professional hockey in North American and Sweden, and has become a "student of the disease." She does not let diabetes rule her life, and is an inspiration to all those with the disease and to young girls and women everywhere.
Professional Ice Hockey Player CEO BlakeBolden.com
Blake Bolden, a native from Cleveland, Ohio has broken many barriers in achieving many firsts in the sport of Women’s ice hockey. Bolden started at a young age where she played minor youth hockey for the Cleveland Barons and the Ohio Flames. She later went to Northwood School in Lake Placid, NY while also participating in the first U18 World Championship for team USA, winning Gold in both 2008 & 2009 tournaments. Blake then went to Boston College, captaining her senior year, with 3 Frozen Four appearances, earning Hockey East Defensive Player of the Year and All American Honors.
Head Coach University of Maine-Former US Olympic Hockey Player and Professional Ice Hockey Player
A two-time member of the United States women’s hockey team at the Winter Olympics, Engstrom won a bronze medal with Team USA in 2006 at the Turin Winter Games and a silver medal in 2010 at the Vancouver Winter Games. She received the Best Defenseman award at the 2010 Winter Games.
A member of Team USA at six IIHF World Women’s Championships from 2004 to 2011, Engstrom helped Team USA win IIHF World Championships in 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2011, along with silver medals in 2004 and 2007.
US Winter Olympian with Women’s Ice Hockey Team
USA HOCKEY: Two-time member of the U.S. Women's National Team for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship (gold-2008-09) ... Member of the U.S. Women's Select Team for the 2008 Four Nations Cup (1st) ... Two-time member of the U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team for the Under-22 Series with Canada (2007-08) ... Three-time USA Hockey Women's National Festival participant (2007-09) ... Five-time USA Hockey Player Development Camp attendee (2002-06).