Police Athletic League of Philadelphia



PAL and Walmart Team Up for Youth Baseball


Members of Oxford Circle PAL baseball team with Center Director P/O Bruno Esteves

On June 26th, more than 150 PAL baseball players spent the day at the fields at Belmont Plateau swinging for the fences. 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 collaboration between PAL, Walmart and the Phillies Home Run Derby team.
Participants from PAL centers across Philadelphia took turns at home plate to hit as many balls out of the park as possible. Encouragement from coaches, friends and teammates made this event extra special. Following a lunch break, winners were awarded plaques in different age groups, and a few children were even invited to participate in the next round of the Phillies Home Run Derby Competition.

Walmart generously donates crucial funding to PAL’s Baseball Program year after year, which allows children to learn about the fundamentals of the game while also staying physically active and learning about teamwork and cooperation. PAL thanks Walmart for their continued support.

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