Presented by Insperity
The second annual PCA-North Texas Positive Impact Awards, held at Las Colinas Country Club on August 20th and presented by Insperity, gave us the opportunity to celebrate the best in our North Texas youth sports community. The evening celebrated all that is good in the North Texas Youth Sports Community - great coaches, exemplary student-athletes, and special communities - dedicated to Doing Sports Right.
First, we recognized the following Triple-Impact Competitor® scholarship recipients as they embark on their college careers:
We were also proud to recognize the following Double-Goal Coach® Award Winners:
Beyond recognizing our Scholarship winners and our Double-Goal Coach® Award winners, the two main highlights of the evening were recognizing special Community Impact Award to longtime PCA-North Texas partner Forney Independent School District and hearing guest speaker, NFL Hall of Famer and Dallas Cowboy great Michael Irvin.
Above, PCA's own Scott Secules recognizes Forney ISD Athletic Director Neal Weaver with the Community Impact Award.
Since partnering with PCA, Forney ISD has thrived both on and off the playing field. “We clearly see the positive effects of our partnership with the PCA in Forney ISD, but our work in seeking best methods is never done. We will continue to improve and grow, and the PCA will continue to be a common language for us as we do,” Weaver explained.
After Weaver accepted the award, Dallas Cowboy great Michael Irvin and emcee for the evening, Erin Hartigan of FOX Sports Southwest "wowed" attendees with their engaging Q&A. As always, Irvin was dynamic, bringing excitement to the event that helped PCA raise funds to support youth sports throughout the Dallas Metro area.
The event included reception and silent auction prior to dinner and closed the auction with a hotly contested live auction segment that was highlighted by Michael's willingness to personalize multiple autographed footballs. We also hosted our first Fund-a-Cause to generate support for PCA-North Texas and that culminated with a spirited $100 Paddle Battle with an autographed ball going to the last paddle standing!
Thank you, Michael, for helping us transform youth sports in Dallas!
A special thanks to our 2019 Event Supporters:
Steve Simpson (Fox Sports Southwest), Glenn Nevill, Bret Petkus, Scott Stephens