Morgan Stickney JOINS OUR PODCAST
Morgan Stickney had aspirations of becoming an Olympian as a youth swimmer growing up in New Hampshire. However, a foot injury and the discovery of a rare vascular disease derailed those plans. She had her left leg amputated in 2018, and then a year later an injury in her right leg forced Morgan to make the difficult decision to go through another amputation. Morgan wouldn't let these setbacks stop her from achieving her dreams. She got back in the pool, learned how to swim again and set her sights on the Summer Paralympics in Tokyo where she will be representing Team USA.
STEEL UNITED NATIONAL CAMP
Steel United's most talented players from around the country came to Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ for a four-day National Camp on August 1-4. Over 150 players, coaches, and staff took part in an intensive atmosphere of higher competition and play and an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. The four days included training and classroom sessions, scrimmages, tests and measurements, team meetings, bonding activities, leadership skills, photoshoot, interviews, plenty of social media coverage, swag, and of course, new friendships!
OMG SOCCER CAMP
On August 16-18, Steel Sports hosted a 3-day soccer camp in partnership with OMG Roofing Products, a Steel Partners company based out of Agawam, Massachusetts. OMG employees were invited to bring their kids to the camp where they were able to learn the game and improve their skills while practicing our core values of Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, and Commitment. The kids had a blast playing soccer, meeting new friends, and of course, enjoying the pizza party at the end of camp.
Team Steel Takes On Cooperstown
Two 12U Team Steel groups made the trek to Cooperstown All Star Village for a week-long experience of baseball and fellowship. Team Steel Trovato played during the August 14-20 week and went 3-5 in their eight games. Team Steel Attardi participated during the August 21-27 week and had a fantastic week going 6-1 with an appearance in the quarterfinals. The Team Steel parents got into the Team Spirit Competition with matching shirts and pink accessories!
BRINGING HOME THE HARDWARE
PCA OPENS DOUBLE-GOAL COACH AWARD NOMINATIONS
Nominations are now being accepted for Positive Coaching Alliance's 2022 Double-Goal Coach Award. From the nominations, 100 regional winners will be selected and promoted nationally. PCA's award committee will then select 25 national winners and the National Coach of the Year, each winning a cash prize. A "Double-Goal Coach" achieves results on and off the field, by taking the time to focus on teaching life lessons through sports. The nomination process will close November 30. Go to PositiveCoach.org to learn more.
CORE VALUES CONTEST WINNERS UPDATE
Congratulations to Lucas Milhaupt's Wilson Wei, winner of the Teamwork $10,000 prize and Daveen Forehand of JPS Composite Materials, winner of the Respect $5,000 prize. Wilson and Daveen both celebrated the award with their colleagues. Two more cash awards will be presented for Integrity and Commitment.