Danielle has come full circle, returning to Kelowna to be a role model for the next generation of female hockey players. Danielle has achieved a high level in both education and athletics. Her accomplishments include earning a hockey scholarship to play NCAA Division 1 hockey at Dartmouth College and playing professionally in Switzerland for 2 years. After playing, Danielle immediately starting giving back through coaching. For 6 years, she operated Grundy’s Grind – a hockey camp specifically for female hockey players. After this, Danielle served as the Head Female Development Coach for Kelowna Minor Hockey Association – working with all the female teams within the association.
Danielle recognizes how much the sport of hockey has enriched her life and that is the main reason why she started the Grindstone Award Foundation with Sasha Podolchak. At the same time, she realizes she would not have been able to achieve these goals if it weren’t for the sacrifices her parents made. Danielle wants all girls to have this opportunity by offering financial support for those who need it. Danielle strives to be a positive role model; encouraging and promoting the same valuable life lessons she learned through athletics. She believes that discipline, hard work and motivation are some of the skills learned from hockey. These skills are an innate part of her success in her professional careers. Off the ice you will find her selling real estate (www.daniellegrundy.ca) or innovating the business world through her marketing companies (www.lifebloodmarketing.ca or www.realtylabs.ca).