- 07.21.2020 Voices from the Black Community at PCA
Lamar Hurd, College Basketball TV analyst and President of The Other Side of Basketball, shares his story at PCA-Portland’s Chalk Talk event.
PCA Founder and CEO Jim Thompson explains The Power of Positive to the Chalk Talk audience.
Nick Carlin-Voigt, Colleen Little, Jim Thompson and Lamar Hurd (L. to R.) during the Chalk Talk panel discussion
PCA-Portland Board Member Terry Schallich visits with his brother, Tim, prior to Chalk Talk.
“Inspiring” was the word many people used to express their experience at PCA-Portland’s first ever Chalk Talk Event presented by Wells Fargo. The goal for the event was to help raise the banner for a Positive approach in sports by having professional athletes and coaches share their own stories. Over 200 people registered to attend the event, which was held at the historic McMenamin’s Mission Theater in downtown Portland.
Each of our speakers -- Lamar Hurd, Colleen Little, Ross Smith, Nick Carlin-Voigt and PCA Founder Jim Thompson -- shared their sports story and how it connects to character education. PCA-Portland thanks them for making the evening so memorable.
The event also featured PCA-Portland Chapter Executive Director Benjamin Dudley presenting Margaret Koenig and John Arntson with plaques for their being named among the 50 national winners of PCA’s Double-Goal Coach® Award Presented by TeamSnap. “It was really an honor to have Margaret and John attend Chalk Talk,” Dudley said. “They both truly exemplify everything that PCA represents. Our goal was to champion people who are doing things the right way and by sharing these coaches’ stories, mission accomplished!”