Pete with Two Terrific Community Leaders

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Character Loves Company, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization and all your donations are tax deductible. We have many different sponsorship options available for you to make a difference in the lives of our youth. You can also choose how much you would like to donate and for what program, as we appreciate every donation.

$15,000 sponsor donation

Donate to support a 12-week Character Literacy Development Curriculum for 12-15 youth participants at a local school or at the Character Loves Company Sport Lab in St. Louis.

Coach Paciorek’s advanced and age-appropriate Character Literacy Development (CLD) curriculum is based on his current doctoral research at UMSL as well as his previous research at the University of Florida. From this depth of research, he presents 25 major character values of emphasis in his programs. These 25 character values create a foundational framework that advances through all the levels in order to effectively and consistently identify, promote, develop, and assess character literacy development in our youth.

Coach Paciorek will be leading, organizing, and facilitating his CLD program each session. The curriculum is based off of his graduate and doctoral-level research in character development in youth sports, as well as his graduate-level sport management course entitled “Coaching Character in Sport” at the University of Florida.

Current Character Loves Company Programs:

8- & 12-week Character Literacy Development (CLD) Curriculum programs:

  • Character Sport Lab – COMING SOON!
  • Youth Baseball & Character Development, Chesterfield, MO
  • Principia School, St. Louis, MO

$1,000 sponsor donation

Donate to support a Community Recreation Center Character Literacy Development presentation to parents and coaches.

$2,000 sponsor for 100 guidebooks

Donate to provide copies of my guidebook to a local recreation center or school: Character Loves Company—Defining the “Teachable Moments” in Sports: A Guidebook to Character Literacy Development. 

Character Loves Company, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization and all your donations are tax deductible. We have many different sponsorship options available for you to make a difference in the lives of our youth. You can also choose how much you would like to donate and for what program, as we appreciate every donation.

Donation checks can be mailed to:

Character Loves Company, Inc.

P.O. Box 410724

st. louis, mo 63141

Recent Character Loves Company Programs:

Completed 12-week Character Literacy Development (CLD) Curriculum programs:

  • Principia School, St. Louis, MO
  • Boys & Girls Club, Alton, IL
  • Boys & Girls Club, Palmetto, FL
  • Boys & Girls Club, Manatee County (Desoto Club), FL
  • Anna Maria Island Community Center, Anna Maria, FL

Donate Your Old Glove Campaign

In partnership with the University of Florida’s Tourism, Recreation, and Sport Management Program (TRSM), Character Loves Company launched a campaign to deliver 250 old baseball and softball gloves to underserved youth in Cuba!

CLC Founder Pete Paciorek recently traveled to Havana, Cuba along with students and faculty from the University of Florida. Cuba has a rich history of baseball and Character Loves Company was able to hand deliver a glove to each and every child the group encountered in need of a glove.

Community Talks:

Pete has given more than one hundred community talks around the country in the past three years. He speaks to coaches, parents, and youth ranging from Jr. High through college-aged student-athletes about the importance of character development through the vehicle of sport. He is currently lining up community talks in the greater St. Louis area for Spring 2022.