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What started as a hobby and relaxing way to unwind and grow her own food soon led former WNBA player, coach and executive to create Project Roots, a Phoenix area nonprofit. Listen in as she shares her journey from curious gardener to community leader on this episode of 3C Amplified.
Be inspired by Bridget Pettis’ love for building community from the ground up and how her experience on the court has led to a passion for leading change.
Project Roots is a 501(C)3 nonprofit aimed to provide and educate the community with access to a community garden, food bank and mobile soup kitchen.
We seek to provide and promote a healthier, natural and more sustainable way of living in urban areas where there is a need.
Bridget Pettis has three decades of experience in the WNBA as a player, coach and executive. Pettis’ WNBAcareer began in 1997 when she was selected by the Phoenix Mercury with the seventh overall pick in the WNBAElite Draft.
She played in the WNBA for eight seasons with the Mercury and Indiana Fever before joining Phoenix’s coaching staff as an assistant in 2006, helping lead the team to two WNBA championships (2007, 2009).
Pettis served as the Mercury’s director of basketball operations from 2010-13 before joining the Los Angeles Sparks as an assistant coach in 2013. Pettis spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the Dallas Wings (2014-2017) and most recently as an assistant coach at the Chicago Sky (2019-2020.)
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About 3C Amplified
3C Amplified puts the spotlight on change makers in our communities. Listen in as we share how businesses, nonprofits and community minded individuals are connecting, creating and collaborating to amplify their impact and create positive change in the world.
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About The Host, Jacqueline Destremps
Jacqueline Destremps is a creative marketing strategist and founded Another Hand Advantage, LLC in 2014 to help community minded small business owners and nonprofit professionals move forward more confidently with their marketing strategy. After graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in Psychology, she has spent her professional career working in both the nonprofit and for-profit sector.
She now enjoys being self-employed and the flexibility it provides to allow more time to volunteer, serve on nonprofit boards, choose pro-bono projects, run 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun (which she co-founded in 2014) and travel the world. Jacqueline believes in creating connections between businesses and nonprofits in the community to stimulate growth and collaboration.
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