Verbero Athlete and NHL Pro Scout Blake Bolden was featured in Sports Illustrated's list of the most influential women in sports
Verbero Athlete, National Hockey League Pro Scout, United States Ice Hockey player, National Women’s Hockey League All-Star.
Blake Bolden’s list of accolades continues to grow and as a result, Sports Illustrated is taking note. Bolden was featured in the magazine’s ‘The Unrelenting’ article, which lists sports most powerful, influential and outstanding women who are speaking out, setting the bar and making a difference.
The Sports Illustrated list includes women from all walks of sports including tennis superstar Serena Williams, ESPN Analyst and Broadcaster Doris Burke and San Antonio Spurs Assistant Coach Becky Hammon, among many others.
Here’s an excerpt from the article on Bolden:
Pro scout, L.A. Kings, and U.S. ice hockey player
When she joined the NWHL at age 25, Bolden became the first Black woman to play professional hockey. Since then, Bolden has become a three-time NWHL All-Star and the 2019 Defensive Player of the Year. The 29-year-old has made strides off the ice, too, dedicating her time to helping young women of color get involved in the sport and working with Black Girl Hockey Club, a nonprofit organization focused on inclusivity in hockey. This year, Bolden made history yet again when she joined the Kings, becoming the NHL’s first Black woman pro scout."
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