As a force in education through sports, we vow not to stop at condemnation, but to strive to be a force for reconciliation, through the collaborative actions with coaches throughout our country.
We owe it to our young athletes and their generation to show them the possibility of a better world, one in which bigotry, oppression, hatred, and violence are truly unacceptable. As their trusted coaches and leaders, we can prepare them for a world, in which they are not only invited to the table to discuss issues that impact them most, but they are asked and empowered to lead these conversations.
In our commitment to change, we promised to amplify
voices from the Black community at PCA sharing how sports
has impacted their lives. You can see those videos below.
Trennis Jones, Executive Director, Central Texas, Former College Basketball Player
Marti Reed, PCA National Partnerships & Marketing Manager, NCAA Champion (Softball)
Val Whiting, NCAA Champion and All-American, Basketball (Stanford University)
Dr. William Goodloe, PCA Trainer, Educator and Former Football Player, University of Texas
Monica Livingston, PCA Trainer, Professional Speaker, Former Pro Football Player, DC Divas
Phaethon Bolton, NBA, Social Responsibility & Player Programs (Jr. NBA is a PCA National Partner)
Shay Wilson, PCA Trainer, Owner, Shay Wilson Fitness, Former D1 Athlete
Stephen Minix, Managing Director - Strategic Partnerships, UpMetrics (PCA Partner)
Natasha Watley, Olympic Gold Medalist and UCLA Hall of Fame Softball Champion
Vona Hill, PCA-NE Chapter Board Member, Youth Coach & Parent, President, Managing Perspectives
Cam Campbell, PCA Trainer, Social Entrepreneur, Innovator
During COVID-19, PCA has pivoted to Zoom workshops and Webinars.
In the past few weeks, PCA has hosted events with the Phoenix Suns,
Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, and more.
PCA led the way in some of these conversations,
none more important that our Zoom Roundtable on
How Sports Can Battle Racism.
On Monday, June 29, PCA hosted a Virtual Roundtable titled "Sports Can Battle Racism: How Coaches, Parents, and Administrators Can Play a Positive Role." The conversation was moderated by PCA's Marti Reed and Trennis Jones and included representatives from PCA's partners RISE, We Coach, and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation.