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Ammerman wins Hockey Humanitarian Award

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MADISON (WKOW) -

 Brittany Ammerman has achieved a lot on the rink in her career, but it was her achievements off of it that earned her the 2015 Hockey Humanitarian Award.

“It's a great honor. I'm really appreciative of the recognition, not only for myself, but also for the women in Kenya that I work with. It's important to show that you can be a great student-athlete both in your sport and in the community, and winning this award demonstrates that.”

In 2013, Ammerman traveled to Kenya with some Wisconsin classmates. She brought a soccer ball with her and was surprised how much the women of the villages she visited enjoyed playing. So, Ammerman was inspired to start the Nikumbuke Women's Soccer League. She has since raised more than $30,000 for equipment for the women of Kenya to play soccer.

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