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Harrowgate PAL Center

Get to Know Officer Frank Rivera!

Police Officer Frank Rivera is one of Harrowgate PAL’s Center Directors. He was appointed to the Philadelphia Police Department on November 20, 1989, and was assigned to the PAL Unit in 1994. In his free time, the father of four enjoys playing basketball and refereeing basketball games. How did you first learn about PAL? I […]

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Harrowgate PAL Begins Year With New Gym Floor

The Harrowgate PAL Center’s gymnasium has a new and improved floor, thanks to the hard work of generous community partners and dedicated civic leaders. The newly-installed gym floor at the Harrowgate PAL Center is guaranteed to provide a solid foundation for local youngsters who participate in the Police Athletic League’s program housed there. “Since 2011, […]

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PAL and Sixers Celebrate 30th Annual PAL Night at the 76ers

From Dr. J and Charles Barkley, to Allen Iverson and Eric Snow, to Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor, PAL’s partnership with the 76ers has certainly seen the likes of giants. PAL and the Sixers celebrated a milestone anniversary last night. PAL Night at the Sixers – the 30th annual – rocked The Center as the […]

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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 Back to School Celebration

Excellent Start to a New School Year for PAL Kids On September 16th, more than 50 Harrowgate PAL youngsters celebrated the start of a new school year. Children heard about the importance of staying dedicated to school and positive activities like PAL before receiving healthy snacks provided by Wawa and playing a game of kickball […]

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2015 PAL Summer Camps

Summer Ends with Fun PAL Camps Summer came to a close with fun camps and trips for more than 200 PAL members across Philadelphia. During the week of August 17th, more than 60 young ladies participated in PAL’s annual Girls Basketball Camp and 65 kids in the Northeast attended the Tacony PAL Camp. Girls Basketball […]

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