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Daniels Fund Continues Support of PCA-Colorado with $200,000 Grant to Expand Impact Statewide


Denver, CO— 
Positive Coaching Alliance-Colorado, the Colorado Chapter of Positive Coaching Alliance, announced today that it has received a $200,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its programming efforts across the state through 2019. Positive Coaching Alliance develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE by working to transform the youth sports culture into a positive youth Development Zone® where all youth and high school athletes have a positive, character-building experience.

"We are excited to continue our outstanding relationship with the Daniels Fund,” said PCA-Colorado Executive Director Tom Puzio. “The values of character development in youth that we both share makes this a perfect fit for PCA-Colorado, and we are excited to continue our important work in the region with their support.”

The grant will help PCA-Colorado continue to expand its footprint throughout the State of Colorado through its "PCA for ALL" initiative, as well as continue their popular Dare to Chill Campaign for the third consecutive year. 

“We are pleased to support Positive Coaching Alliance,” said Linda Childears, President & CEO of the Daniels Fund. “Our founder, Bill Daniels, believed strongly in the role sports can play in teaching youth important skills such as teamwork, hard work, perseverance, and leadership.”

About the Daniels Fund

The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit to learn more.

About Positive Coaching Alliance

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. In addition to more than 1,800 free multimedia tips and tools at, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver more than 20,000 live group workshops, along with online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture. 

PCA resources, which have reached more than 14 million youth, strive to transform high school and youth sports into a Development Zone® culture, where the goal is to develop Better Athletes, Better People and the following become the prevailing models in youth and high school sports:

  • The Double-Goal Coach®, who strives to win while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports
  • The Second-Goal Parent®, who concentrates on life lessons, while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing
  • The Triple-Impact Competitor®, who strives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.

PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board, including National Spokesperson and 11-time NBA Champion Coach Phil Jackson, and many other top coaches, athletes, organization leaders and academics who share PCA’s mission. PCA is proud to partner with the National Hockey League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and over 35 professional teams across the United States.

To learn more about Positive Coaching Alliance including our work with professional leagues, contact Casey Miller at or 978-390-0011.

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