Police Athletic League of Philadelphia


Ford PAL Center

Get to know Officer Joseph Ellerby!

Police Officer Joseph Ellerby is the Center Director at the Ford PAL Center.  Officer Ellerby was appointed to the Philadelphia Police Department on October 29, 1990, and was assigned to the PAL Police Unit in October 1994.  Ellerby lives in West Philadelphia and has two children, Jodell and Vera.  Outside of PAL, Ellerby enjoys body […]

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PAL Positive Images and The Black Doll Affair Collaborate for Self-Esteem Event

By: Nadirah D. McCauley On Thursday, December 3rd, 181 young ladies from PAL’s Positive Images Girls Mentoring program convened at Cozen PAL for the first ever Positive Images & The Black Doll Affair empowerment night. The Black Doll Affair is a philanthropic organization aimed at changing the way girls of color are perceived and, more […]

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PAL Night at the 76ers a Memorable One for Kids, Sponsors

The Philadelphia 76ers took on the league-leading Golden State Warriors on February 9, and PAL was on hand and well represented for what turned out to be a thrilling PAL Night at the 76ers.  Nearly 150 sponsors, supporters, Commissioner’s Club Members and friends of PAL, along with 250 PAL kids, enjoyed the game and participated […]

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PAL Flag Football Ends with Veterans’ Day Showdown

PAL’s Citywide Flag Football season came down to a thrilling, nail-biter of a close in November. The season kicked off with a one-day tournament in October, which was held as a positive, out-of-school time team-building and mentoring opportunity for children.  Following the tournament, PAL centers across the city hosted their in-house leagues to compete for […]

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2014 Citywide Baseball Program Sponsored by Walmart

PAL Youngsters Hit it Out of the Park with Walmart Hundreds of PAL youngsters spent the summer hitting homers and running the bases through the Walmart Baseball Program. Teams from PAL centers across Philadelphia participated in two citywide leagues: 12-and-Under and 14-and-Under, and two in-house leagues at Harrowgate and Gibbons PAL centers. The leagues each […]

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PAL Partners with 76ers for 28th Annual PAL Night

On February 27th, 2014, more than 200 PAL kids were in the stands at the Wells Fargo Center to watch their hometown 76ers take on the Orlando Magic.  The 28th annual PAL Night at the 76ers allowed PAL children from across the City to take part in a special event fundraiser that brought in more than […]

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