TAMPA, FL - The Tampa Bay Sports Commission has joined forces with Positive Coaching Alliance - Tampa Bay to announce the newest installment in the "Beyond" Series, Beyond Barriers: Because of Title IX. The event will take place at 1 p.m, on Sunday, October 1 at the USF Sun Dome and will feature local influential leaders discussing gender equality and how sports help advance women at every level.
Beyond Barriers: Because of Title IX is FREE and the program will focus on preparing the next generation of female student-athletes (ages 13-18) for the road ahead. Seating is limited and registration is required.
Featured speakers and panelists will share not only their experiences in sports, but how Title IX impacted their personal and professional paths.
Special guests include:
Stacey Allaster – Chief Executive Pro Tennis, US Tennis Association and PCA-Tampa Bay Board Member
Michele Smith – Olympic Gold Medalist and ESPN Softball Analyst
Sarah MacDonald – President, TECO Services and PCA-Tampa Bay Board Member
Kathleen Shannahan – Chairman, Ground Works Solutions
Bemetra Simmons – Senior Private Banker, Wells Fargo
Medina Turner – 2014 Freddie Solomon Moral... Courage Award Recipient
Danielle Fotopoulos – Head Coach, Eckerd College Women’s Soccer and former USA Women’s Soccer National Team Member
Ken Eriksen – Head Coach, USF Softball, USA Softball and PCA National Advisory Board Member
Beyond Barriers: Because of Title IX, is proudly supported by the following organizations: Positive Coaching Alliance - Tampa Bay, Bay Care, the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, the Tampa Bay Lightning, Alliance of Women Coaches and Women in Leadership & Philanthropy - USF.
Stay current with the event socially at our event Facebook page as well as the official event hashtag, #BeyondBarriers45.
About Positive Coaching Alliance - Tampa Bay
PCA-Tampa Bay’s mission is to transform the culture of youth and high school sports to ensure that all student-athletes have a positive, character building experience. We believe that participation in sports is one of the most powerful vehicles to teach our next generation the character and leadership skills critical to success in life – lessons like discipline, determination, teamwork, respect for authority and overcoming adversity. Working with coaches, parents and athletes, PCA-Tampa Bay provides a framework that supports the development of these skills.
About the “Beyond” Series
The “Beyond” Series is a legacy program started by the Tampa Bay Sports Commission. Traditionally hosted in conjunction with major championship events in Tampa Bay, the program is focused on gathering and empowering local women of influence and celebrating the impact of sports in our community. As a result, over 800 local women have participated in the “Beyond” Series over the past eight years.