Save the Date…
Friday, June 10, 2016 – 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia aspires 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 educational and cultural programs to youth in some of the city’s highest-crime-and-lowest-income neighborhoods.
On Friday, June 10, 2016, in partnership with BOMA, PAL will be collecting donations in 22 Center City high-rise buildings from 7:30 am until 2:00 pm, with all proceeds benefiting our fun, safe, and free programming.
Find PAL in the Following Buildings:
10 Penn Center | 1515 Market | 1600 Market | 1601 Market | 1650 Arch | 1700 Market | 1818 Market | Aramark Tower | Center Square | Cira Center | Comcast Center | Commerce Square 1 | Mellon Bank Center | One Liberty Place | Two Liberty Place | One Logan | Two Logan | Three Logan | United Plaza | Wanamaker Building | One South Broad | One South Penn Square
Did You Know??
Since 2009, more than $200,000 has been raised through the annual
BOMA Cops Helping Kids Day.
BOMA has generously donated hundreds of thousands of dollars, and hundreds of hours
of labor to renovate the Rizzo, Harrowgate, Ford, and Paley PAL Centers!
Among my biggest fans is my PAL officer, Cedric Jones. Officer Jones has been a primary source of encouragement and has supported me from the first day we met inside the PAL gym at 59th and Elmwood. Whether it was convincing me to learn how to play ping pong, listening as I made the decision to attend Duke, or offering pre-and post-game advice… he has become a mentor, a parental figure, a role model, and a friend, just as many other PAL Officers have done for thousands of kids throughout Philadelphia.
Officer Ernie is a great mentor to everyone in the center. He has truly supported my every endeavor…. from helping me pick out a dress at the Cozen Prom boutique, to teaching me the fundamentals of indoor soccer. He is an inspiration to all of us Rizzo PAL kids, and has helped me realize my own potential through sports, educational programs like mock trial, and the Positive Images service learning and mentoring program.
It is a privilege to serve on the Board of Directors for PAL. As a member of the Philadelphia business and media community, I feel an obligation to give back to the community I serve. PAL allows me the opportunity to impact the lives of children in the area by helping to provide them with a safe haven after school and in the summer. The PAL officers and staff provide scholastic and athletic development, but even more importantly, they offer the self esteem boosts and the positive role models children need to thrive.