THE GRINDSTONE AWARD FOUNDATION ENABLES YOUNG FEMALE PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SPORT OF HOCKEY
“The Grindstone Award Foundation is a registered Canadian Charity that enables young female players to participate in the sport of hockey. The foundation supports the community and addresses the needs of players who have the desire to play, but are unable to for financial reasons.
Danielle Grundy – President
The Grindstone Award Foundation
Raised in Kelowna, Danielle grew up playing street hockey with the neighborhood kids on roller blades – wishing she could get on the ice. Finally at the age of 10, she got her opportunity and never looked back. As she improved over the years, opportunities opened up for her. Danielle has competed at a high level of hockey throughout her career. Her earliest accomplishments began when she was selected to compete at the 1999 Canada Winter Games with Team BC. She then secured a hockey scholarship to play NCAA Division 1 hockey at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Her collegiate career had many highlights including being a 2 time Ivy League Champion and a 2 time NCAA Frozen Four member. Dartmouth, a member of the Ivy League, is where Danielle earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Brain Sciences. Danielle’s playing career subsequently led her to Switzerland to play professional hockey for two years.