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38th Annual PAL Night at the Phillies a Home Run for All
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The 38th annual PAL Night at the Phillies was held at Citizens Bank Park on August 3, 2016, and was sponsored by Ronald Krancer, The H. Chase Lenfest Foundation, The Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter of NECA/IBEW Local Union 98, SugarHouse Casino, and TastyKake. Prior to the Phillies taking on the San Francisco Giants at 7:05 pm, fans […]

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The Allen Iverson Celebrity UnGala Supporting PAL

Thursday, August 4 6-10 pm      Allen Iverson Celebrity UnGala 2016, a night honoring Allen Iverson for his contributions to the sports and entertainment culture Who/What: Allen Iverson and some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, including former teammates and colleagues will come together for a glamorous evening. We will pay tribute to adopted […]

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Girls Basketball Camp – August 8 – 12
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6abc’s Bernie Prazenica Elected PAL Board Chair
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Newtown Square resident Bernie Prazenica has been elected chair of the Police Athletic League (PAL) of Philadelphia. Prazenica, president and general manager of WPVI-TV/6ABC, has been a PAL board member since 2008, and served as the organization’s treasurer 2013-2016. He serves on PAL’s Public Relations Committee as well as the group’s various Award Dinner committees. […]

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Police Leadership Transition

On Monday, June 20th PAL welcomed Lt. Evelyn Cintron as our new Commanding Officer. Lt. Cintron comes to PAL with 26 years’ experience in law enforcement.  After beginning her career in the Philadelphia Prison System, she joined the Philadelphia Police Department in 1998 where she has served for the past 18 plus years. Lt. Cintron […]

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Volunteer and Support Staff Awards

Rizzo PAL Wrestling Coach James Mangan was honored as PAL Volunteer of the year during the Volunteer and Support Staff Appreciation Event on June 8. Mangan was a former PAL youth wrestler in the 90’s and has been a volunteer coach for many years. He oversees and runs a 12-week introductory beginners wrestling program each […]

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2016 PAL Award Dinner

The PAL Award Dinner was held at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel on Thursday, May 12, 2016.  Congratulations again to our very deserving honorees Jean Canfield, John Dougherty, and Vince Gianninni. The Sheraton was buzzing with excitement, and PAL’s message and mission were heard loud and clear. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, Jr. and an array […]

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Past PALs Series: A Look Back With PAL Scholarship Recipient John Darroyo
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By: John Darroyo I was very active with Wissinoming PAL since I grew up only two blocks from the center. It was my everyday spot for after school programs, competitive sports, field trips, and more. Thanks to PAL, I was able to meet great people, including Officer Chuck and the volunteers at the center. I […]

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PAL MVP Readers Celebrate with 76ers

Hundreds of PAL kids dedicated a month to reading and exploring literature this winter. Beginning in January, PAL centers throughout Philadelphia aimed to introduce kids to as many books as possible. For the duration of the program, children were encouraged to read 10 minutes per day during out-of-school time. More than 100 kids from seven […]

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Past PALs Series: Rizzo PAL’s Kevin Hutt – PAL Mayor in 1988

By: Kevin Hutt One of the things PAL does best is provide some respite to those who need it (knowingly or unknowingly).  Perhaps a troubled PAL kid makes a visit to a center to “hang out,” or maybe they play a PAL sport, or simply may be the recipient of a kind word from one […]

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