I am an Ice Hockey Star | INDIE ALASKA

You can’t talk about Alaska without mentioning hockey. Guadalupe Martinez has been playing indoor, outdoor and pond hockey for years now, thanks to the help from the Scotty Gomez Foundation.

As any hockey player knows, hockey can be an expensive sport; and for some low-income families, it might not be an option. So the Scotty Gomez Foundation helps make hockey an option for kids who couldn’t afford it otherwise.

Video and story: Valerie Kern
Music: FirstCom
Special Thanks to the Scotty Gomez Foundation

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Originally from the Central Coast of California, Valerie joined Alaska Public Media in July 2017. Before moving to Alaska, Valerie worked as an ENG Editor at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also served in the U.S. Air Force as a TV/Radio Broadcast Journalist where she got the opportunity to travel around Europe, Africa, The Baltics, and Australia reporting on military events, exercises, and missions. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, skiing, backpacking, learning piano, yoga, and trying new foods.