JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Icemen are hosting a women’s networking event that revolves around a hockey game. It comes when the world celebrates Women’s History Month.
On Thursday, the Icemen are holding a “Women in Business Night” for the first time in team history. Icemen’s director of marketing, Lauren Muni, said the event will be attended by seven women from the Jacksonville area.
Those present have the opportunity to network with the panelist and then watch a hockey game. The Icemen will face the Greenville Swamp Rabbits at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
Hockey is in Muni’s blood. But the game continues to grow. She says it’s more than just a sport. Muni believes that there are different ways that all walks of life can be made to feel welcome.
“This event is part of a hockey game, for example, but it’s a chance to learn from great women in Jacksonville in order to grow and develop beyond a sport,” Muni said on The Morning Show on Sunday.
In recent years, more women have engaged in hockey. The U.S. women’s hockey team won gold behind the stick of Kendall Coyne Schofield at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The next year she became the first woman to participate in the NHL All-Star Skills Competition.
Muni, a native of Buffalo, New York, grew up playing sports. She is also passionate about design, and Muni quickly found a way to marry the two of them.
“I think there are just so many options, it’s just a matter of striving for them,” said Muni.
Tickets for the event are available on the team’s website.
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