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PAL Center Corner

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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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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PAL Day at Temple Football a Touchdown!

On September 20, 2014, the Temple Owls took on Delaware State at Lincoln Financial Field.  Aside from Temple’s whopping 59-0 win, there was tons of excitement at the game that day – PAL Board Member Athole G Jacobi, M.D. hosted the 11th annual PAL Day at Temple Football. PAL Day at Temple Football, which allows […]

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PAL’s Walmart Baseball Home Run Derby Knocks it Out of the Park

On June 27th, hundreds of PAL baseball players met at the fields at Belmont Plateau to do one thing: crush home runs.  Boys and girls who participate in city-wide and in-house baseball leagues showed up at the fields ready to win the annual competition.  This event, which kicks off the Walmart Citywide Baseball season, is […]

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