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Chicago Positive Impact Celebration Recap



Friends and supporters of Positive Coaching Alliance gathered at the Chicago Sports Museum to celebrate the positive coaching movement and recognize local leaders who exemplify how youth sports develop better athletes and better people. Special thanks to Big Ten Network Lead Studio Host Dave Revsine who once again served as our evening's emcee.

PCA Regional Double-Goal Coach Award Recipients:
·         William Gray – Urban Prep Academy; Football and Baseball Coach
·         Breasha Pruitt – Breasha Pruitt Elite Gymnastics
·         Jordan Wilkens – Wisconsin Adaptive Sports Association, Basketball

PCA Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Award Recipients:
·         Cheryl Jenkins, Grayslake North High School
·         Max Oliveira, Loyola Academy High School
·         Sophia Sullivan, Willowbrook High School

The evening's highlight was honoring Big Ten Conference Commissioner Kevin Warren with PCA-Chicago’s “Triple-Impact Executive Award” for excellence in sports leadership and for exemplifying how life lessons learned in youth sports can translate to career success. In an interview with Dave, Commissioner Warren shared the life-changing event he experienced as an 11-year old that would eventually shape the leader he would become in business and in life. Kevin shared his thoughts on the state of youth sports today, the role the Big Ten Conference can play as well as key initiatives the conference is currently leading on behalf of student-athletes that include mental health and wellness, gender equity and social justice.