On February 29th, 2020 PCA Mid-Atlantic held its inaugural Honor the Game Awards & Benefit at the WNBA Champion Washington Mystic’s home arena in Washington, DC. With more than 170 guests in attendance, PCA celebrated our Triple-Impact Competitor (TIC) Scholarship Finalists, 12 outstanding high school student-athletes from DC, Maryland, and Virginia, our Triple-Impact Executive, Deloitte’s Tamika Tremaglio, and our Excellence in Leadership Award winner, Mystics star player Elena Delle Donne.
Honor the Game Awards & Benefit began with fun for the whole family with games on the arena floor. Families had the chance to compete in a pop-a-shot challenge provided by the Mystics, kick field goals and play quarterback with the Redskins, hone their accuracy with the National’s bean bag toss, work on their short game with the First Tee, and sharp shoot hockey pucks with Montgomery Youth Hockey. Not to mention, shoot some hoops on the very same floor on which the Mystics won the WNBA Championship just a few months before.
The PCA Mid-Atlantic TIC Finalists enjoyed an extra special experience through a meet and greet in the Mystics’ locker room with other honorees. Finalists also received gift bags with items generously provided by the Redskins and Mystics!
Following the floor games, PCA Mid-Atlantic Executive Director, Jake Wald, welcomed the event guests to kick-off the Awards program. The program was turned over to event emcee and PCA Trainer, Monica Livingston. Monica promptly energized the crowd by having everyone sing along with Aretha Franklin’s Respect in keeping with the theme of the afternoon – Honor the Game!
“Honoring the Game is all about Respect. When we respect the rules, opponents, officials, teammates, and self, we are Honoring the Game,” explained Monica.
The program continued with recognition of the TIC Scholarship Finalists. These student-athletes distinguished themselves from a pool of applicants from all across DC, Maryland, and Virginia by demonstrating the characteristics of Triple-Impact Competitors:
Thanks to the generosity of the PCA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Board, each TIC Scholarship Finalists will receive money to put toward their college education.
The excitement continued with the presentations of the Triple-Impact Executive Award to Tamika Tremaglio and the Excellence in Leadership Award to Elena Delle Donne.
“What an incredible honor to receive the Triple-Impact Executive Award. At Deloitte, we champion the ‘Business of Kindness’, which is all about treating others with respect,” said Tamika.
The program concluded with the moment everyone was waiting for, the announcement of the four TIC Scholarship Winners. Kamren Walton (Eastern Technical High School), Nadia Chichester (Benjamin Banneker High School), Sanjana Jha (Governor Thomas Johnson High School), and Wayne Cochran (Nansemond River High School) were named this year’s PCA Mid-Atlantic TIC Scholarship Winners!
This event would not have been possible without the support of our event sponsors. Thank you to the following:
American Petroleum Institute
American Investment Council
PCA Mid-Atlantic chapter board members