ICYMI: Stadium Stampede

by Leah Jacobson

Last month, the Positive Coaching Alliance hosted their 5th annual fundraiser Stadium Stampede. The event’s goal is to raise money for the PCA organization to ensure that they can continue to be a catalyst in developing youth sports all around the United States by creating a positive atmosphere to allow the young athletes to grow and flourish. This year, the Stampede was hosted at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. After a group warm-up, the participants either ran or walked the outfield bleachers to demonstrate the power of team sports and training. The group celebrated their work-out on the Samuel Adams’ deck where athletes of all ages and backgrounds were able to meet and share their stories with one another. The Boston Pride were fortunate enough to have three members attend: team president Colleen Coyne, alternate captain Kaleigh Fratkin, and defenseman Jenna Rheault. The participants at the event each submitted a phrase for their group that embodies their athletic journey. Fittingly, the Pride chose “work ethic” which is a term they have a decent amount of experience with, having come back from losing the first four games in the 2020-21 Lake Placid regular season bubble to win the Isobel Cup in Boston. The event was a great success with athletes from all different backgrounds raising money and awareness for an important organization and exhibiting the importance of a supportive community.

If you would like to make a contribution to the Positive Coaching Alliance, you can do so through this link: https://positivecoach.org/donate/