Holly Denny

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Holly Denny was born and raised in We’koqma’q First Nation. She first started playing backyard baseball with her brother and friends when she was 8 years old. At the age of 12, she started playing senior women’s softball against other local communities. Holly’s pitching career never started until she was 12 years old. After competing at the Canadian Native Fastpitch Championships when she was 14 years old, her talent was in softball was easily recognized. Holly became the first Mi’kmaw Female to participate in the Canada Games for softball in 2009. She was won many first time titles for Nova Scotia, hit first homeruns in many fields, and played for many teams.

After competing in the Canada Games, she played for 2 colleges, travelled to Australia and New Zealand. While in Australia, she helped the Glenelg Rebels capture the “A Grade” title that they have not won in years and had the opportunity to play on the South Australia state team.

Friendships were built all of over the world. While settled in her home town now and still having love for the game, she shares her passion with youth in her community by coaching youth teams and works on keeping the game alive.

South Australia – Glenelg Rebels 2011

Mi’kmaq Sports Hall of Fame