Last week, during Positive Coaching Alliance - Tampa Bay’s annual fundraiser, Inside the Lines, a special announcement was made that will further help the nonprofit in serving the community. While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have consistently contributed to the fundraiser, it was announced that the organization would officially join the Tampa Bay Rays and the Tampa Bay Lightning in supporting PCA’s mission and programs in a larger way.
Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford stated: "The Buccaneers are committed to helping the youth of Tampa Bay thrive both on and off the field of play. This expanded relationship with the Positive Coaching Alliance provides us with an even greater platform for positively impacting the overall development of our children through sports.”
PCA - Tampa Bay began nearly eight years ago with the support of the Tampa Bay Rays, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Triad Foundation. “We are thrilled with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers joining us,” said Mason Brady, PCA - Tampa Bay’s Executive Director. “Our goal is to have youth developing strong character and learning life lessons through sports and it is significant to have all three major professional sports teams embracing our mission. A positive youth sports culture helps build, influence, and fuel our local professional teams.”
The Buccaneers and PCA - Tampa Bay share and complement each other’s goals of uplifting the community and inspiring youth to build strong character and demonstrate respect. With the Rays, the Lightning, and the Buccaneers working together to support coaches, parents, and youth, Tampa Bay will be a leader in the country for positive sports culture both at the youth and professional levels.