Alliance for Catholic Education Advocates

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ACE Advocates is a network of ACE graduates and friends committed to empowering individuals to support, strengthen, and transform Catholic education.


ACE seeks to form and connect the most talented individuals to solve the toughest problems facing Catholic Education.


Providing spiritual nourishment for supporters of Catholic schools who strive to make God known, loved, and served. 


Bridging gaps in geography, profession, age, and program to unite in service to Catholic education.

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Play Like a Champion Today (TM)

Play Like a Champion TodayThe Play Like a Champion Today™ Educational Series is a child-centered, pastoral approach to youth and high school sports. Designed to help programs reflect Gospel values and promote the moral and character development of young athletes, Play Like a Champion offers numerous educational initiatives, including "Sports as Ministry" for Catholic youth sports programs, "Parent Like a Champion Today™" for parents whose children participate in the SaM initiative, a corresponding “Coaching for Character” program for public sports organizations, and "Play Like a Champion Today™" for high schools.

The Play Like a Champion series has been crafted over a period of years by leaders in education, psychology, and coaching. Its approach is to "train the trainer" through an annual Leadership Conference, which prepares leaders to conduct Play Like a Champion workshops in regions across the U.S. throughout the year.

If you are interested in bringing Play Like a Champion to your school or organization or if you would like more information, go to