Cammi Granato is considered the best-known American female ice hockey player, but her road to success has not been easy. She developed a strong inclination to the sport when she was five, but there were no leagues for girls her age then. Instead, she joined a boys’ team, the Downers Grove Huskies. She played there from kindergarten until her junior high school year and was then offered a scholarship to Providence College. She was the school’s, the US National Team’s, and the world’s all-time leading goal scorer. In college, she was Rookie of the Year and three-time Eastern College Athletic Conference Player of the Year. Granato led the Lady Friars to back-to-back conference titles in 1991 to1992 and 1992 to 1993.
She led her country to win second place in the last three World Championships. At the 1992 World Championships, she was named MVP and leading scorer. Granato was named the USA Women’s Player of the Year in 1996 and became the first and only captain of the women’s U.S. National Team. In April that same year, the United States Olympic Committee chose her as its “Female Athlete of the Month after her notable performance at the Pacific Championships. In the 1997 Women’s World Championships, Cammi was the International Ice Hockey Federation all-tourney player. A Cammi Granato appearance in the 1998 Winter Olympics won the US Team the first-ever gold medal in women’s hockey and a silver in the 2000 Olympics. In 2007, Granato was announced as one of the four recipients of the Lester Patrick Trophy, an award given to those who made major contributions to ice hockey in the United States.
Cammi Granato Speaker
Just like many athletes, Cammi Granato is also a dedicated supporter of charities. In 1998, she and her family founded the Golden Dreams for Children Foundation, which was organized to provide support for children with special needs. She also runs Cammi Granato Gold Medal Hockey Clinic for Girls, a three-day hockey camp for women of all ages and levels. Granato is also a rinkside reporter for NBC’s NHL coverage and served as radio color commentator for NHL’s Los Angeles Kings during the 1998 to 1999 season. This made her the only female broadcaster in the NHL and only the second in League history. All these Cammi Granato speaker experiences means the female hockey legend will know exactly how to address your audience at your next corporate function.
Cammi Granato Appearance For Granato, being a girl in a male-dominated sport wasn’t easy. When she was part of the Huskies, other parents often complained and opponents tried to intimidate her. These actions, however, didn’t discourage her. She worked her way to the top of her sport as it continues to gain increasing popularity worldwide. Women’s ice hockey debuted as a medal sport at the Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan, and it was then that her team won the first gold. Off the ice, Granato’s appealing personality and easygoing manner have made her an ambassador for her sport and with those same qualities, a Cammi Granato appearance will prove to be valuable and engaging at your next corporate function. Contact TSE now and we can oversee the negotiations with Cammi Granato’s agent for you.
Cammi Granato Endorsement
Granato has been listed as one of the top ten dominant women in world hockey. Probably the most famous Cammi Granato endorsement was for Wheaties, where she was honored with her own cereal box. She was chosen by Team USA as its flagbearer during the Closing Ceremony for the 1998 Winter Olympic Games. Carrying these big names in the commercial and sports industries means that a Cammi Granato endorsement will be an influential addition to your agenda. Contact TSE now to have us negotiate with Cammi Granato’s agent and arrange a Cammi Granato endorsement for you.
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