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PABCA / PGC Heart of a Champion Award

This award is presented to a PABCA male and female basketball player who have overcome significant personal challenges or adversities in their lives or careers with courage, determination, and an unrelenting spirit. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have found ways to positively influence and lead others within their team, school, or community despite their personal circumstances.

The reason why we partnered with PGC for this award is simple. Their mission "to inspire and equip coaches and players to experience a rewarding and fulfilling career in the game" really resonated with our values. Their intense, no-nonsense basketball camps are truly second to none. Each award winner, players and coaches, will receive a full scholarship to attend a PGC summer course of their choice.

To nominate, please fill out the attached form and email it to PGC Basketball, by the nomination deadline, April 2nd. Then a committee of PABCA and PGC Basketball members will select the winners.

Nomination Forms

**Nomination deadline: April 1st**


2021 Winners


Morgan Palmer

Mt. Lebanon High School

Liam Joyce

Allentown Central Catholic High School

2020 Winners

Lizzy Groetsch

Lizzy Groetsch

North Alleghenny
Donald Whitehead

Donald Whitehead

Hickory High School