The NHL is making strides toward creating more inclusive and culturally appropriate apparel.
The league announced Thursday it will donate 100% of proceeds from its next season’s women’s hockey game to the Women’s Sports Foundation.
The foundation, which is comprised of several NHL teams, provides support to sports teams that are facing discrimination.
It helps to educate fans about gender equality and helps develop new ways to engage fans in sports.
“The NHL is a global organization and we have been doing a lot of work on the issue of gender and sexual violence,” NHL vice president of hockey operations Scott Borowiecki said in a statement.
“The Women’s Sport Foundation is a great partner to help support the cause and is committed to promoting equality and promoting respect for women in sports.”
The foundation has been in the news in recent weeks for supporting former professional athletes who have come forward with stories of sexual abuse, bullying, and other forms of gender discrimination.
A federal judge last week ordered the foundation to return $1.9 million it had donated to victims of sexual assault.