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The 1st Annual Inside The Lines Event Raises $300,000+


 Thanks to the incredible generosity of so many, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) – Tampa Bay’s 1st annual Inside the Lines event on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the Ritz Ybor was a huge success due to the kindhearted support of our sponsors, donors, board members, and volunteers! We were amazed and delighted by the crowd that turned out in support of PCA – Tampa Bay - nearly 200 guests enjoyed a special evening of cocktails, dinner, and fun while learning about PCA - Tampa Bay and how we are positively transforming youth and high school sports in our community by providing all student-athletes with a positive, character-building experience that results in Better Athletes, Better People!

Over $300,000 was raised that evening to support work with parents, coaches and student-athletes, ensuring that kids throughout the greater Tampa Bay community stay in sports and learn the important leadership and character skills necessary to succeed in life!

Chapter Executive Director Mark Sakalosky welcomes Emily and Kevin Cash

Veteran sportscaster, J.P. Peterson was the moderator that evening and led a panel discussion between guests and Tampa Bay sports personalities Vinny Lecavalier, former Captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Kevin Cash, Manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. The panelist discussed teachable moments in both victory and defeat and shared the impact a youth sports/high school coach had on their life, away from the game.

Panel discussion between guests, Kevin Cash and Vinny Lecavalier

Dr. Angel Docobo addresses and asks a question of the panel

Student-athlete, Erin Hansen, a Sagicor Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship recipient, shared how PCA’s Character and Leadership Development workshops have impacted her life thru the discovery of life lessons learned on the field and recognizing how these life lessons will equip her for a successful future.

Erin Hanson, a Sagicor Triple Impact Competitor® Scholarship recipient

The excitement and giving continued with unique one-of-a-kind sports experiences auctioned and a very generous match challenge made by Triad Foundation during the “Gift from the Heart” appeal.

Thanks to the generosity of our guests and Triad Foundation, PCA – Tampa Bay exceeds their match goal.

Inside the Lines is vital to supporting the mission of PCA –Tampa Bay and ensures that student-athletes and the community ultimately benefit from the character-building educational workshops that PCA provides developing the next generation of future leaders. Thank you for investing in the Positive Coaching Alliance – Tampa Bay and helping to make Better Athletes, Better People!

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For information on our 2nd annual Inside the Lines event, please contact Tammy Vallone

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We Are Grateful For Our Sponsors

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VIP Sponsors

Table Sponsors

Thanks To Our In-Kind Donor

Thank you to our wonderful team of individuals that volunteered their time and participated in our evening program!                

Andrew Wright
Franklin Street
Board Member & Development Chair, PCA – Tampa Bay 

Blake Casper
Caspers Company

David Hull
Board Member, PCA – Tampa Bay

Erin Hanson
Sagicor Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Recipient

Jason Alpert
Alpert Enterprises 

Jeff Eakins
Superintendent, Hillsborough County Public Schools 

Joe Chillura

J.P. Peterson
Veteran Sportscaster
PCA Champion 

Kevin Cash
Tampa Bay Rays

Mark Sakalosky
Chapter Executive Director, PCA – Tampa Bay

Matt Silverman
Tampa Bay Rays
Board Chair, PCA – Tampa Bay 

Tod Creneti
PCA – Tampa Bay 

Vinny Lecavalier
former Captain, Tampa Bay Lightning 

Troy Fowler
Triad Foundation
National Advisory Board, PCA
Board Member, PCA – Tampa Bay 

Thank you to our Inside the Lines Event Committee
for their time, talent and continued support!

David Hull, Chair
Jason Alpert
Selena Castillo
Troy Fowler
Mark Sakalosky
Andrew Wright 

Thank you to all our wonderful Board Members! 

Matt Silverman, Board Chair
Bart Catmull
Nick Dewan, M.D.
Scott Feuer
Troy Fowler
David Hull
Ken Leikam
Jonathan Levy
Sarah McDonald
Irwin Novack
Jason Patchen
Mark Sakalosky
Trey Starkey
Bill Wickett
Andrew Wright

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