Scottsdale, Arizona– Positive Coaching Alliance‐Arizona, the local chapter of the national non‐profit Positive Coaching Alliance that develops “Better Athletes, Better People” through youth and high school sports – is proud to announce Sagicor Life Insurance Company as the presenting sponsor of the Class of 2017-18 and 2018-19 Triple‐Impact Competitor® Scholarship Awards.
PCA‐Arizona’s program honors area high school student‐athletes who impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole. Those principles for excellence athletically and in terms of character‐education advance a model of student‐athlete that PCA‐Arizona cultivates in live group workshops and other resources reaching student‐athletes throughout the State of Arizona.
“We are incredibly grateful to Sagicor Life for fully underwriting the scholarships we will present at our awards ceremony in the Summer of 2018,” said PCA‐Arizona Chapter Executive Director Rich Tomey. “Sagicor Life’s generosity will greatly assist the student‐athletes we honor, including some who will be the first in their family to attend college. Sagicor Life’s support also elevates the human spirit through sports and character‐education by helping us raise the profile of so many young people doing things the right way.”
PCA nationally received over 3,000 applications for Triple‐Impact Competitor scholarships from the Class of 2017/18. All submitted essays explaining how they embody the Triple‐Impact Competitor ideal and three testimonial letters from among their coaches, athletic directors, teammates, employers and civic/religious leaders. PCA‐Arizona has identified 15 finalists, in which 10 scholarships will be awarded later this spring. Full list of finalists can be found here.
“Sagicor Life recognizes the important role that high school sports play throughout the entire State of Arizona and their local communities,” 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‐Arizona and recognize student‐athletes who embody the principles of a Triple‐Impact Competitor committed to making themselves better, their teammates better and the game better.”
About Positive Coaching Alliance
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student‐athletes. In addition to nearly 2,000 free audio‐video and printable tips and tools at www.PCADevZone.org, 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 resources, which have reached more than 8.6 million youth, strive to transform high school and youth sports into a Development Zone® culture, where the goal is to develop Better Athletes, Better People and the following become the prevailing models in youth and high school sports:
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.
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. Founded in 1840, it is one of the oldest insurance groups in the Americas, with operations in 22 countries mainly in the United States, Central America and the Caribbean. Sagicor is committed to offering customers world‐class service with integrity and value.
POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE‐ARIZONA ‐ CONTACT INFORMATION
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James (Jim) P. Burke
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(813) 287‐1602 extension 6213
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