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PCA-Colorado Receives Grant from The Anschutz Foundation


Denver, CO— Last month, PCA-Colorado received a grant from the Anschutz Foundation. This one-year grant provides financial support for programming with PCA’s "PCA For All" Initiative, which provides PCA Workshop Programming for underserved youth sports programs throughout Colorado. Positive Coaching Alliance develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE by working to transform the youth sports culture into a positive, character-building experience for all youth and high school athletes.

"We are extremely fortunate for the generosity of The Anschutz Foundation.” said PCA-Colorado Executive Director Tom Puzio. “Youth Development and Education is one of the core areas that the foundation focuses on, so this is a great fit for both the foundation and PCA-Colorado. We are excited to add to the impact that we are creating here in Colorado with this funding!"

About The Anschutz Foundation

Founded in 1984, The Anschutz Foundation was created by Philip F. Anschutz as a private charitable foundation. Over three decades, the foundation has given substantially to hundreds of nonprofit organizations primarily concentrated in Colorado. The Anschutz Foundation currently makes more than 500 grants annually.

In 2016, The Anschutz Foundation received the Outstanding Foundation award from National Philanthropy Day in Colorado. This annual event celebrates exceptional philanthropic and volunteer contributions in Colorado.

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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