Strake Jesuit Wins Award For Positive Athletics Culture

December 25, 2009

Strake Jesuit College Preparatory recently became one of four schools nationwide to win an award for having an athletic department that seeks to teach players life lessons and create a positive sports culture.

The school won the “Honoring the Game Award” from Positive Coaching Alliance, and organization that encourages schools’ athletics departments to win games, teach life lessons and foster parent participation in young athletes’ life lessons.

“Winning an Honoring the Game Award is an amazing achievement because of the amount of work it takes to establish and maintain a positive culture in the face of so many negative influences,” said Jim Thompson, the organization’s founder and executive director.

Strake Jesuit earned the award because it used the “Honor the Game” slogan on signs and tickets for athletic events. The 900-student Catholic school also expanded athletes’ involvement in Challenger sports programs, where students help disabled children participate in sports. The school’s coaches also became certified with Positive Coaching Alliance.

“The creation of our PCA Leadership Council has helped tremendously with efforts to organize workshops, plan for events, give direction and develop ways at the school to spread the message that we ‘Honor the Game’ here,” said Athletic Director Bill McDonald.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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