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PCA Day at Stanford University


In honor of Positive Coaching Alliance celebrating our 20th Anniversary of being founded on Stanford’s campus, we partnered with National Advisory Board Member Jerod Haase, Stanford’s Anne & Tony Joseph Director of Men’s Basketball, at the home opener on Friday, November 10th vs. Cal Poly to celebrate “PCA DAY”!

PCA was highlighted throughout the evening on the jumbotron and ribbon banners in the arena with the playing of our “How PCA Impacts Youth Sports” video, as well as videos of Coach Haase and the Stanford players discussing influential coaches in their lives.

Our Bay Area Executive Director, Brian Watson, also had a live Q&A on the court after halftime where he had an opportunity to highlight the partners, mission, and activities of the Bay Area chapter.

Our Chief Impact Officer, Tina Syer, was joined by her sons Nathan & Zach as well as other PCA team members, to throw PCA t-shirts into the stands as the fans screamed for their attention.  We held a PCA Kids Zone on the concourse for 1 hour before the game and at halftime. PCA information was available for parents while the kids played pop-a-shot, tailgate toss, colored posters and had their faces painted!

We had 1,000 fans in the stands flashing our GO STANFORD/POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE retractable banners every time the cameras looked their way which provided lots of “positive” exposure for PCA!

It was great to see both Cal Poly and Stanford’s staffs honor the game by wearing PCA lapel pins on their jackets- a true testament to honoring the game!  PAC 12 Commentator, Steve Lavin, discussed his time as the emcee at our National Youth Sports Award last year and highlighted what an outstanding organization PCA is and the impact we make creating “better athletes, better people” by building character through sports!

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