Tuesday, January 28, 2014 | Women's Hockey
The Ravens women’s hockey team will not only be lacing up for a win on the ice February 9th, but also to honour Daron Richardson, a competitive hockey player who tragically took her own life and brought awareness to the seriousness of youth mental illness.
Daughter of former NHL hockey player and Ottawa Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson, Daron died on November 13, 2010 at just 14 years of age.
Daron’s legacy now lives on through the Daron Richardson Fund and Do It For Daron (D.I.F.D.), an organization formed to create awareness, raise funds and inspire conversations about youth mental health.
Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague, however for many, it is an unspoken illness. With D.I.F.D., the Richardson family hopes to increase the conversation about mental health and suicide and make the difference in the lives of others.
The February 9th game was chosen to create increased awareness with a larger audience. The Ravens will be hosting the Montreal Carabins at 2:00 pm in the Ice House.
Get more information on D.I.F.D.
Purchase your Ravens women’s hockey tickets for the Feb 9th D.I.F.D game. $4.00 from every ticket will go towards the D.I.F.D. foundation. Tickets are available online or from the CUSA office for $5.00