HOW WE ARE STANDING UP FOR EQUALITY

AND WORKING TOWARDS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD

Blockstar = Be a STAR on your BLOCK

  • At Blockstar, we are committed to fostering an inclusive culture where all athletes feel welcome.  

  • We stand with the Black Lives Matter Movement, the LGBTQIA+ community, Indigenous communities, and all else who are being discriminated against. 

  • The community aspect of Blockstar is to empower others to "be a star on your block," a positive light in your community.  We aim to empower goalies and everyone else to be leaders and use their voices to support others, speak up, and act.  

 

  • We are listening and learning.  We are reflecting on how we have contributed to inequalities in society.  We are taking steps to educate ourselves about the injustices that are all too common for many. 

  • We are at the beginning stages and see this as a lifelong goal.  We welcome all ideas.  We would love your involvement. 

 

  • We recognize that there is a lot of work to do.  We have a lot of work to do.      

 

  • Starting with our field hockey community, we are committed to finding ways to reach out to athletes from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.  We aim to uplift, include, and provide scholarships to those in need.  We hope to connect athletes from a variety of backgrounds to the amazing opportunities that field hockey can create.  

 

  • For those of us who have been privileged to play the sport we love, it is now time to spread that love.

 

  •  We have donated and will continue to donate a portion of all sales to various charities throughout the year. 

  • Lastly, imagine the names listed below were field hockey players, enough names to field 2 teams and these are just some of the names.  Let's let that sink in. What if these sons and daughters were our own?  What would we do if this happened to the field hockey community? 

 

  • Let's start by saying their names and begin the dialogue, however uncomfortable it may be.  Be the difference. Block on.

 

* George Floyd * Breonna Taylor * Ahmaud Arbery * Antwon Rose Jr. * Philandro Castile * Freddie Gray * Walter Scott

Laquan McDonald * Tamir Rice * Michael Brown * Sandra Bland * Nina Pop * Tony McDade * Eric Garner * Trayvon Martin * 

Oscar Grant * Sean Bell * Abner Louima * Amadou Diallo * Malice Green * Jordan Davis * Rodney King AND too many more. 

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