Hockey Is For Everyone
The Spokane Chiefs proudly support the National Hockey League’s Hockey Is For Everyone initiative, which uses the game of hockey to drive positive social change and foster more inclusive communities. We support any teammate, coach, staff or fan who brings heart, energy and passion to the rink and believe hockey programs should provide a safe, positive and inclusive environment for all players and families.
The Chiefs hosted Pride Night on January 15, 2022, which included a special Pride-themed Chiefs t-shirt. Players were able to use provided Pride Tape on their sticks if they chose.
Special Olympics Night
The Chiefs hosted Special Olympics Night on February 11, 2022, recognizing athletes from Special Olympics Washington throughout the game.
In recognition of World Down Syndrome Day (March 21) the Chiefs wore mismatched socks in their March 19 game against the Tri-City Americans as a part of the Rock Your Socks campaign. Rock Your Socks Day is an international celebration of all people born with Down syndrome, and is a campaign to create conversation about diversity, uniqueness, inclusion and acceptance.
Resources and Organizations
“Our mission is to end the rampant homophobia and transphobia in sport and to activate the athletic community to exercise their leadership to champion for LGBTQI+ equality.”
“The mission of BGHC is to inspire and sustain passion for the game of hockey within the Black community, specifically with our mothers, sisters, daughters and friends. We hope by carving out a safe space for Black women and the people who love them, we can grow the game of hockey in Black communities all across the world.”
“With integrity, ParaSport Spokane will provide training, recreational, and competitive opportunities for youth and adults with physical disabilities that promote success, self worth and independence. ParaSport Spokane uses adaptive sports as a catalyst for life.”
“Our sole purpose is to promote diversity, equality and inclusion through sport. In fact, we created Pride Tape, so one day we won’t need Pride Tape.”
“Promotes and empowers visible diversity for Spokane’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and citizens with identities beyond the binaries (LGBTQIA2S+). Through supportive education and the annual collaborative production of the area’s family-friendly Pride Parade and Festival, we provide progressive cultural opportunities and experiences for the greater Inland Northwest community.”
“LGBTQ+ athletes and allies. Teaming up for respect.”