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Police Athletic League of Philadelphia


3068 Belgrade Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134-5019

Main Contact: Ms. April Thomas-Jones

http://www.phillypal.com/


Business Description:

Whether it’s sports like basketball, soccer, or tennis, or educational offerings such as chess, homework or computer clubs, or any one of the dozens of field trips offered in a given year, PAL’s programming has a common element which amplifies its impact: caring and committed Philadelphia Police Officers. PAL Officers are a part of the fabric of the communities they serve. Our ability to create unique impact lies in the relationships forged among police officers, children, families, and their communities. History The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia was founded in 1947 to offer sandlot baseball to the youth of North Philadelphia. At the time, PAL consisted of one Sergeant with a vision and a team of neighborhood kids who were willing to play ball. Since its inception, PAL has worked to build positive relationships between youth, the communities in which they live, and the dedicated men and women of the Philadelphia Police Department. During the intervening years, tens-of-thousands of children have gone to their neighborhood PAL Center to escape the dangers of the streets, play organized sports, and engage in a variety of educational and cultural activities. Mission PAL is “Cops Helping Kids.” We aspire to be the premier youth-serving organization in the city, by reducing crime, promoting character development, and improving educational outcomes. We do this by having Philadelphia Police Officers, supported by civilians, offer sports and other programs to youth in PAL centers in some of the city’s highest crime and lowest income neighborhoods. PAL Centers are safe havens, offering a variety of programs and other events to attract, engage, and develop an active membership base of more than 10,000 Philadelphia youth.


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Business Information:

  • Established in 1947
  • Non Profit
  • Member Since 1997

RECENT POSTS

  • AUG
    08
  • PAL Night at the Phillies 2012

    Wednesday, August 08, 2012 12:00 AM

    Posted on 6/15/2012 by Ms. Jo Elkes of Police Athletic League of Philadelphia

    Join the Police Athletic League (PAL) in the 34th annual PAL Night at the Phillies, taking place on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, as the Phillies take on the Atlanta Braves. This high visibility Major League Baseball game provides exposure for event sponsors, as well as a professional baseball game experience for hundreds of PAL youngsters. Sponsors receive many benefits and once-in-a-lifetime experiences that cannot be purchased by the general public, including the chance to play in and/or officiate the Sponsor & Media Softball Game on the field at Citizens Bank Park. PAL Night at the Phillies is a unique opportunity to promote your company’s message to thousands of fans at the game and millions of others enjoying the game on TV or radio. You can feel proud that your sponsorship will help one of Philadelphia's most established and well-regarded non-profit youth development organizations. To reserve your sponsorship for this event or for more information, please call 215.291.9000.

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  • MAY
    09
  • 2012 PAL Award Dinner

    Wednesday, May 09, 2012 12:00 AM

    Posted on 4/19/2012 by Ms. Jo Elkes of Police Athletic League of Philadelphia

    The annual PAL Award Dinner is PAL’s largest and most integral fundraiser of the year. PAL is responsible for many exciting and well-known events in Philadelphia, with the annual Award Dinner ranking as the highlight of the year. On this very special night, when PAL shines its brightest, PAL welcomes individuals to celebrate PAL and its annual honorees. This year, PAL is honoring Dennis Bianchi, Vice President & General Manager, WTXF FOX 29 Philadelphia, Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, President & CEO, RBS Citizens, Carole Haas Gravagno, Compassionate Advocate for Youth.

    Tickets: $300.00

    Location: Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 North 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Contact: Lindsay Farrington: lfarrington@phillypal.com or 215-291-9000, ext. 101.

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  • 2nd Annual PAL Denim Week

    Posted on 11/11/2011 by Ms. Jo Elkes of Police Athletic League of Philadelphia

    Join the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia in its second annual PAL Denim Week, a dress-down effort benefiting PAL’s youth constituency. Participants in this fundraiser simply donate $5 or $10 to PAL, which then allows them to dress in casual attire for a designated day during the week of January 16th – 20th, 2012 in their respective places of business.

    Since 1947, PAL has helped youngsters overcome challenges and enhance their skills in free, safe and fun environments. Twenty-six PAL centers provide safe havens in which thousands of girls and boys, ages 6-18, meet, play and learn. All PAL facilities and programs are made available completely FREE OF CHARGE to youth and are supervised by trained, on-duty Philadelphia Police Officers.

    PAL needs your support! Participating in PAL Denim Week is easy and fun. For more information or to involve your office in this project, please contact Jo Elkes at jelkes@phillypal.com, or (215) – 291-9000, ext. 115.

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  • FEB
    09
  • PAL Presents: "Casual for a Cause"

    Wednesday, February 09, 2011 12:00 AM

    Posted on 1/19/2011 by Ms. Kristine Kiphorn of Police Athletic League of Philadelphia

    Join the Police Athletic League in its first ever “Casual for a Cause” dress-down day benefiting the youth of Philadelphia served by PAL. Participants in this fundraiser simply donate $5-$10 to PAL, which then allows them to dress in casual attire on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 in their respective places of business.

    Since 1947, PAL has helped youngsters overcome challenges and enhance their skills in free, safe and fun environments. Twenty-seven PAL centers provide safe havens in which to meet, play and learn for thousands of girls and boys, ages 6 to 18. All PAL facilities and programs are made available completely FREE OF CHARGE to youth and are supervised by trained, on-duty Philadelphia Police Officers.

    PAL needs your support! Participating in “Casual for a Cause” is easy and fun. For more information or to involve your office in this project, please contact Jo Elkes at jelkes@phillypal.com, or (215) – 291-9000, ext. 115.

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