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Get To Know Officer Donyell Thomas!

Police Officer Donyell Thomas is one of the Center Directors at the 25th District PAL Center. He was appointed to the Philadelphia Police Department in 2006 and was assigned to PAL in 2017. Officer Thomas lives in the Mount Airy Community with his wife and two daughters, and, in his spare time, he enjoys basketball, […]

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Get To Know Officer Jessica Mendez!

Police Officer Jessica Mendez is one of the Center Directors at the 25th District PAL Center. She was appointed to the Philadelphia Police Department in April 2003 and was assigned to PAL in 2016. Officer Mendez is a mother of two girls, and, in her spare time, she enjoys cooking, scrapbooking, biking, and event planning. […]

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Get To Know PAL Officer Ernie Pollard!

Police Officer Ernie Pollard is the Center Director at the Paley PAL Center.  Officer Pollard was appointed to the Philadelphia Police Department in 1996 and was assigned to the PAL Police Unit on May 14, 2000.  Pollard lives in Philadelphia’s Mount Airy neighborhood and has two children.  In his spare time, he likes to watch […]

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Penn Community: Support PAL through Penn’s Way Campaign

The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia has been given the opportunity to participate in the Penn’s Way Campaign in 2017.  The Penn’s Way Campaign is an annual campaign supported by the Penn community to respond to the needs of the less fortunate. PAL will be participating in the campaign as one of the funds and […]

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Get To Know Officer Bill Schneider!

Police Officer Bill Schneider is the Center Director at the Tacony PAL Center. Officer Schneider was appointed to the Philadelphia Police Department in 1996 and was assigned to the PAL Police Unit on December 24, 2002. Schneider is a resident of Northeast Philadelphia and enjoys watching baseball and basketball while not in the PAL center. […]

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PAL Kid Spotlight: Meet Wysper from Wynnefield PAL

Photo and Article by Daniel Yadgaroff Wysper is a 17 year old girl from Overbrook. She attends String Theory High School, and she is a senior. Her favorite subjects in school are science and English. For fun, Wysper likes to sing, dance, listen to music, and relax. She is the computer teacher at PAL and […]

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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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