We're so excited and proud to announce that Alyssa Gagliardi has joined Democracy Of Sweat as our very first brand ambassador. Alyssa's hard work, dedication to her sport, her will and her desire embodies the spirit that drives us to do what we do.
A Raleigh, N.C. native and a Cornell graduate, she's now plays professional ice hockey for the Boston Pride of the Women's National Hockey League. And she's good! Alyssa's played on the U.S. Women's National Team, was a 2014 Second Team All-American while at Cornell and the 2014 ECAC Co-Defensive Defenseman of the Year.
She's also a leader and a woman who works to make life better for others. She was a 2014 Hockey Humanitarian Award Finalist; for three years organized 'Cops, Kids and Toys' raising money and collecting toys for local communities; and was also awarded the Mario St. George Boiardi Leadership Award, given annually to the Cornell varsity athlete who most embodies leadership, athleticism and work ethic.
Whether it's a team workout or a girl’s hockey clinic Alyssa does it with pride. Like her teammates she has not forgotten the true essence of sports. It's so simple, so pure and so human. Strip it down and sport gives us the chance for pride. The chance to earn something and to know without a doubt, you did this by your own sweat. Alyssa Gagliardi knows this is the greatest prize in sport.
Welcome aboard Alyssa, we're so glad to have you as part of our team.