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Sagicor Life Insurance Company Sponsors PCA-Tampa Bay Scholarship Program


Awards for high school student-athletes are tied to athletics, academics, and character

Tampa – Positive Coaching Alliance-Tampa Bay – the local chapter of the national non-profit Positive Coaching Alliance that develops “Better Athletes, Better People” through youth and high school sports – welcomes back Sagicor Life Insurance Company (Sagicor Life) as the presenting sponsor of the Class of 2018 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Awards.

PCA-Tampa Bay’s program honors area high school student-athletes who impact sport on three levels by making themselves, their teammates and the game they play better. These student-athletes serve as a model for all student-athletes across the Tampa Bay community by living up to the principles PCA-Tampa Bay cultivates. Student-athletes participate in community education programs delivered in conjunction with Hillsborough County Public Schools, Pasco County Schools, Manatee County Schools, and Pinellas County Schools.

"We are pleased that Sagicor Life has agreed to sponsor our scholarship program for a second straight year. Their continued commitment will directly benefit student-athletes by fully underwriting the scholarships we plan to present at our awards ceremony in Spring 2018,” said PCA-Tampa Bay Chapter Executive Director Mark Sakalosky. "Last year, through Sagicor Life’s generosity, we were able to award $50,000 to deserving student-athletes. Sagicor’s continued sponsorship allows us to plan to do the same again this year."

PCA nationally received nearly 3,000 applications for Triple-Impact Competitor® scholarships from the Class of 2018. All applicants submitted essays explaining how they embody the Triple-Impact Competitor ideal and a minimum of three testimonial letters from coaches, athletic directors, teammates, employers or civic/religious leaders. PCA-Tampa Bay has named 25 finalists who will be recognized as role models for all student-athletes in the months ahead.

“Sagicor Life recognizes the important role that high school sports play in the Tampa Bay community,” said Bart Catmull, President, Sagicor Life Insurance Company. “Student-athletes who participate in high school sports gain the opportunity to learn important lessons that benefit them not only on the playing field but in every aspect of their lives. We are proud to join PCA- Tampa Bay again this year and to recognize student-athletes who embody the principles of a Triple-Impact Competitor - make the game better, make their teammates better and make themselves better.”

About Sagicor Life

Sagicor Life Insurance Company is a full-service life insurance company that helps clients make wise financial decisions today to ensure they’re protected tomorrow. Sagicor is licensed in 45 states and the District of Columbia and is rated “A-” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company (4th best out of 16 possible ratings). Sagicor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited. Founded in 1840, it is one of the oldest insurance groups in the Americas, with operations in 22 countries. Sagicor is committed to offering customers world-class service with integrity and value. Sagicor Life also offers direct to consumer life insurance in Florida, Texas, and Arizona through For more information about Sagicor, visit

About Positive Coaching Alliance and PCA-Tampa Bay

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators, and student-athletes. In addition to 1,000+ free audio-video and printable tips and tools at, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver live group workshops, 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-Tampa Bay launched in 2014 with financial support from the Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Triad Foundation and a Chapter Board comprised of sports, business and civic leaders from throughout the Tampa Bay community. The local chapter makes a positive impact on student-athletes through strong relationships with the largest public school systems in the Tampa Bay region.

PCA resources, which have reached more than 8.6 million youth, strive to transform high school and youth sports into a Development ZoneTM 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.

Contact for Positive Coaching Alliance-Tampa Bay:
Mark Sakalosky
Executive Director

Contact for Sagicor Life Insurance Company: 
James P. Burke
Vice President of Marketing
813-287-1602 ext. 6213