Fans and supporters of women’s soccer in Canada will soon have an opportunity to show their support for the “beautiful game” and equality in Canadian soccer, by wearing a new necklace created by Olympic Medal designer, Corrine Hunt, and jeweler, Sandra Bars. The necklace was created as a fundraiser for Why the Women’s World Cup Matters (WWWCM), a non-profit organization dedicated to creating positive changes for girls and women on and off the field using the Women’s World Cup as a catalyst.
“I support this campaign because soccer is good for everybody and equality and soccer is even better,” said Hunt.
Titled, Kiwkw, the silver necklace features an eagle and an equal sign on one side, and a World Cup soccer ball on the other. “All is fair in the air” is the artist’s motto for the piece. There will also be a limited edition in gold.
Necklaces are available for purchase online: wwcmatters.com
Proceeds from the necklace will help support initiatives including a First Nations Girls Soccer program, a World Cup Leadership program in schools, and a documentary exploring the role of soccer in changing the lives of women from all walks of life, around the world.
“It’s an honour to have an artist like Corrine Hunt create such a powerful symbol for our social equity campaign,” said former hall of fame national soccer team member, Carrie Serwetnyk, founder of Why the Women’s World Cup Matters. “Both Corinne and Sandra have loved playing soccer and they worked together to create this exquisite necklace to encourage empowerment for girls and women in our country and beyond.”
The necklace will be formally unveiled as part of a post-Canada/Mexico game party fundraiser featuring speakers including Former BC Sports Minister Olga Illich, First Nations leader Carla George, and Vancouver City Councillor Adriane Carr. Vancouver Whitecaps official national anthem singer Marie Hui will headline the music with her band Groove n’ Tonic.
Tickets to the event, which includes food, bands, silent auction, raffles and prizes, are available at http://www.wwcmatters.com
Post-Canada/Mexico Game Party Fundraiser Hosted by Why the Women’s World Cup Matters Sunday, November 24 @ 3pm Shark Club, 180 Georgia Street (Cambie)
Carrie Serwetnyk Founder, Why the Women’s World Cup Matters firstname.lastname@example.org 604-551-7006 wwcmatters.com