Tampa Electric’s Zap Cap Systems® honored its October Coach of the Month at the Nov. 5 Tampa Bay Lightning game. Zap Cap has partnered with the Lightning this season to recognize and honor youth sports coaches in our community who coach kids ages 18 and under.
The October Coach of the Month is Jennifer Shannon-Martin, who serves as head coach for women’s soccer at Berkeley Prep, and a PE teacher in the lower division.
Diagnosed with breast cancer and currently undergoing aggressive treatment, Coach Martin just returned to coaching after a leave of absence. Even during her own fight, she is choosing to support others in their struggle with cancer, too. Coach Martin has chosen to donate her $1,000 award from Zap Cap to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which helps kids that battle cancer with funding and research to find a cure.
Zap Cap Systems is proud to support the strength of youth coaches across our communities, and Coach Martin and her contribution to St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
Tampa Electric President Gordon Gillette presented Coach Martin with the winning check for $1,000 to St. Baldrick’s Foundation. “We’re proud to salute coaches who are inspiring and shaping the youth in our community to be winners and help others in life,” Gillette said.
Anyone can nominate a youth or high school coach in the Greater Tampa Bay area for consideration. For more information on how you can nominate a deserving youth coach, go to www.tampabaylightning.com/ZapCap.