Positive Coaching Alliance - New England
New England Patriots Captain Matthew Slater is the 2020 Positive Impact Hero
New England Revolution President Brian Bilello is the 2020 Positive Impact Executive
Harvard Women's Basketball Coach Kathy Delaney-Smith is the 2020 Positive Impact Legend
JEANS + JERSEYS: PCA’s Positive Impact Celebration will take place on April 9, 2020 at The InterContinental Boston, 510 Atlantic Avenue, in the majestic Rose Kennedy Ballroom. This very special evening will be fun and meaningful as we celebrate the positive impact our honorees have had through sports. Everyone is invited to wear jeans and their favorite jersey, and, yes there will be a “best” jersey contest.
JEANS + JERSEYS is not just fun, it is PCA-New England’s principal fundraiser and an opportunity to help make a positive impact on kids in sports through your sponsorship, ticket purchases, donations, and/or silent auction purchases—featuring unique sports experiences and jerseys signed by our honorees and some of New England’s favorite athletes.
How your support will help?
Your support makes it possible for PCA-NE to deliver fresh, compelling, and thought-provoking workshops and resources to kids and their coaches, parents, and sports leaders in underserved communities throughout New England.
Working together we can make sports a place where young athletes can learn, grow, and develop the character and leadership they need to succeed and be happy in the world.
Brian Bilello is committed to the power of the beautiful game to make the world better. At the New England Revolution, Brian has crafted a vision and a strategy for success on the field bringing in the USMNT’s winningest coach, Bruce Arena, to engineer a spectacular turnaround in 2019 and developing the team’s new state-of-the-art Training Center. Brian’s focus is on the team’s impact on and off the field supporting community partners and highlighting the value of inclusion in sport, childhood cancer and concussion awareness, and military/first responder service. Working tirelessly for the good of the game and our community, Brian serves on multiple MLS committees and successfully championed Boston as an official FIFA 2026 Candidate Host City. From MIT, to Bain, to 16 seasons with the Revs, Brian sets a powerful example for all of us.
Matthew Slater is a model leader on and off the field. Matthew inspires his New England Patriots teammates and the community through his commitment to his team, his family, and his faith. As co-captain of the Patriots alongside superstars Devin McCourty, Tom Brady, and more, Matthew’s emotional leadership is unrivaled. His speeches to the team before, during and after a game are powerful and set the team’s positive mental approach. Like his father, Matthew was recognized as the Bart Starr Award winner for his character and leadership, and is a Finalist for the 2019-20 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. In his 12 seasons with the Patriots, Matthew has been and continues to be a powerful role model for athletes of all ages.
Kathy Delaney-Smith is an inspirational coach, leader, and advocate for gender equity. An extraordinarily successful high school coach with a 204-31 record, Kathy has helmed Harvard’s Women’s Basketball program for 38 seasons, developing championship teams and women who care, compete, and achieve. Her alumni make an impact as CEOs, Massachusetts’ Attorney General, and the Boston Celtics’ Director of Player Development, and more. Kathy has won a bevy of awards including the Gilda Radner Award for demonstrating hope and determination in facing cancer and the WBCA’s Carol Eckman Award for her exceptional sportsmanship, commitment to student-athletes, honesty, ethics, courage, and dedication to purpose.
These winners exemplify the ethos of Triple-Impact Competitors striving to make themselves, their teammates, and the game better.
PCA will also have jerseys signed by our honorees and some of your favorite athletes available by silent auction
ABOUT POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national nonprofit whose mission is to develop BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through sports done right. PCA combines top coaches’ best practices with sports psychology to develop powerful resources for everyone involved in youth sports—kids, coaches, parents, and sports leaders. PCA is committed to supporting the development of character, grit, discipline, teamwork, resilience, and more in young athletes. Done Right, Sports Teach and Sports Unite. PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board comprised of top coaches, athletes, leaders, sports and developmental psychologists, and academics who share PCA’s mission, including New Englanders Kristine Lilly, Tom Beckett, Tommy Amaker, Isaiah Kacyvenski, Katey Stone, Brad Stevens, Buddy Teevens, Jerry York and, from across the country, Carol Dweck, Steve Kerr, Doc Rivers, Steve Young, and more.
• PCA shares free online resources with countless young athletes, and their parents, coaches, and sports leaders
• PCA workshops reach more than 63,000 New England kids each year
• PCA delivers more than 200 workshops per year, and with your help will reach more kids and communities this year.