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Game Change It Forward

Positive Coaching Alliance is proud to announce the launch of "Game Change It Forward"! An initiative created to empower and enable the efforts of transformative Game Changers working in under-resourced communities, most in need of change.

With the official launch of ‘Game Change It Forward,’ we have identified four coaches who are actively making a difference in their community and awarded them $5,000 to help them achieve a specific goal as it relates to improving the lives of the young people they serve. We invite you to come back here to continue to follow their journey in real-time and receive updates on the impact these grants have had on their efforts over the next 12 weeks.

PCA’s first class of Game Changers represents an inspirational cross-section of men and women who are putting the award to use in exciting and unique ways. You can click on each recipient below to learn more about the efforts, get a better understanding of their organization, and of course, read their story!

This year’s Game Change It Forward Recipients and their initiatives:

RASHIDA FORD
Founder & Executive Director
P.O.P. Inc.


THE $5,000 GAME CHANGE IT FORWARD AWARD WILL BE USED TO…

This will help to fund P.O.P Inc.’s summer Freedom Schools Program, which allows at-risk student-athletes the opportunity to grow academically through literacy engagement, develop athletically through competitive play, and advance as community leaders ready to make a difference.

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GERMÁN ZÁRATE-BOHÓRQUEZ
Executive Director & Founder
Balón USA

THE $5,000 GAME CHANGE IT FORWARD AWARD WILL BE USED TO…

This will enable Balon USA to offer its current soccer programs free of charge to over 600 students from under-resourced communities. This investment will specifically be going to purchasing equipment, soccer, balls, socks, jerseys, and shin guards as well as stipends to the coaches and referees and additional facility upkeep.

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Jeff Harper-Harris
Founder & Head Coach,
San Diego ‘Cougars’ Basketball Club

THE $5,000 GAME CHANGE IT FORWARD AWARD WILL BE USED TO…
It will help to provide equipment, cover traveling and lodging costs for tournaments and educational trips, tournament fees as well as family support.

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Lindsey Whitford
Managing Director of Programs
Soccer Without Borders

THE $5,000 GAME CHANGE IT FORWARD AWARD WILL BE USED TO…
The funds will provide the capacity to transition Soccer Without Borders’ Coach Foundations training from a virtual to an in-person context, while upskilling new 2-4 trainers to be able to lead this coaching series independently.

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