The PCA Blog - Tampa Bay

PCA-Tampa’s Bay Champions Club Takes Shape


Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) has been active in Tampa Bay for the past five years, working with youth and high school sports teams and organizations. Over that time, members of the community have supported PCA-Tampa Bay by giving their time, treasure and talents to further the mission of developing Better Athletes, Better People.

Now these supporters have formed the Champions Club to further assist PCA-Tampa Bay’s growth and on April 26th, held their first gathering at the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club. There, they solidified the Champions Club mission “to enhance the outreach and philanthropic efforts of PCA-Tampa Bay.” Through volunteerism, the Champions of PCA-Tampa Bay will support the activities of the chapter, such as the Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Program Sponsored by Deloitte, Leadership and Development Workshops, and Double-Goal Coach® Awards.

Champions Club members heard from retired MLB executive and PCA certified trainer Mark Newman as he shared the impact of his youth baseball experience and how it led to his success as a player development executive. Members also met the 2016 Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Finalists and past and present Double-Goal Coach Award winners. Mark Sakalosky, Executive Director of PCA-Tampa Bay, also gave an overview of the work that is being done around the Tampa Bay community.

Champions Club members raised over $8,000 for PCA-Tampa Bay through this great event, an amount that was matched dollar-per-dollar by the Triad Foundation. That brought the total amount raised in one evening to $16,600!

The next Champions Club event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28th at 5:30 PM at the University of Tampa’s Sword and Shield Room. For more information, email Joe Maury at

Stay connected