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PAL From a Parent’s Perspective

Photo and Article by Daniel Yadgaroff Dawn Fassett is a PAL mother of four who lives in Wynnefield.  Currently, only one of her children attends PAL because the others are too old.  One day Dawn was walking in her neighborhood when Officer Little approached her and offered for her and her children to come to […]

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2017 PAL Award Dinner An Unforgettable Evening

The 2017 PAL Award Dinner honored four distinguished Philadelphia area leaders in Retired Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, Joshua and Marjorie Harris, and Jefferey B. Hendrey at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel on May 10, 2017.  The four honorees were awarded the 2017 PAL Award due to their unwavering support of PAL and dedication to PAL’s […]

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PAL Kid Spotlight: Meet James from Wynnefield PAL

Photo and Article by Daniel Yadgaroff James is a 14 year old boy who lives on Diamond Street, which is located in the Wynnefield section of West Philadelphia.  He is in 7th grade at the Samuel Gompers School and his favorite subject in school is math.  When James grows up he wants to be an NBA […]

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Police Athletic League of Philadelphia Honors Four Distinguished Philanthropists with 2017 PAL Award and Celebrates 70th Anniversary at May 10 Dinner

Philadelphia, PA – The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia, in celebration of its 70th anniversary, is honoring four individuals whose visionary leadership will impact the organization for years to come during a dinner at the Sheraton Philadelphia Hotel on Wednesday, May 10.  PAL and nearly 1,000 guests, will honor Joshua and Marjorie Harris of The […]

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Get To Know Officer Frank Holmes!

Officer Frank Holmes is the Center Director at the new Grays Ferry PAL Center.  He was appointed to the Philadelphia Police Department in 2001, and became a part of the PAL Unit in 2010.  Officer Holmes is married with four children, and likes to spend his spare time doing anything dealing with computers and electronics. […]

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Get To Know PAL Supporter Dr. Athole Jacobi

Dr. Athole Jacobi is a longtime PAL Board member and donor.  Dr. Jacobi’s influence on PAL and the Education Committee has been transformative to say the least.  In 1990, when she joined the PAL board, PAL primarily served boys and offered mostly athletic activities geared to boys.  Dr. Jacobi championed the “all-inclusive” approach that we […]

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Get To Know Officer Ernie Rehr!

Police Officer Ernie Rehr is the Center Director at the Rizzo PAL Center. Officer Rehr was appointed to the Philadelphia Police Department in 1985 and was assigned to the PAL Police Unit on July 2, 1991. Rehr has been married 38 years to his wife, Robin, with whom he has two children and five grandchildren. […]

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PAL Kid Spotlight: Michael from Rizzo PAL

Michael is a 16-year-old Rizzo PAL kid who has been participating in activities at his local PAL center, in Port Richmond, for 10 years. He is currently a junior in high school, and attends Philadelphia Electrical and Technology Charter School.  Many of his family members attended Rizzo PAL, and that is why he started attending. Throughout your 10 […]

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PAL Day at City Hall

Philadelphia City Representative and PAL Board Member Sheila Hess hosted the 47th Annual PAL Day at City Hall on Monday, February 6, 2017.  The event was proudly sponsored by Tri-State Toyota Dealers.   Thirty-six high school students from PAL Centers across Philadelphia shadowed senior-level City officials for the day.  During a brief ceremony which kicked […]

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Support Cops Helping Kids – PAL’s Award Dinner
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