Jessica Redfield was a 24 year old aspiring hockey journalist who was tragically killed the Aurora, Colorado shootings. In her honor, the Philadelphia Flyers have created a recurring internship position in her name for young women who want to study journalism and PR.
"To give a female college student, with similar career aspirations such as Jessica's, the opportunity to gain career experience in the hockey world," Comcast-Spectacor spokesman Ike Richman told CBSPhilly.
The person selected will be able to work with the team's social media efforts, live broadcasts and PR department. Its exactly what the avid blogger and tweeter Redfield would have wanted to be doing herself. And while it's tragic that she never realized her dream, it is a great gesture on the part of the Flyers to do their part to make that dream a reality for someone else.
"I'm ecstatic as would be my sister," said Jessica's brother Jordan. "This is a great opportunity for those who would like to follow in my sister's footsteps and chase their dreams. The opportunity that the Philadelphia Flyers is providing here is immense."
For more information or to apply for the intership, check out the Comcast-Spectacor jobs site.