Police Athletic League of Philadelphia



Philadelphia City Representative and PAL Board Member Sheila Hess hosted the 47th Annual PAL Day at City Hall on Monday, February 6, 2017.  The event was proudly sponsored by Tri-State Toyota Dealers.  

Thirty-six high school students from PAL Centers across Philadelphia shadowed senior-level City officials for the day.  During a brief ceremony which kicked off the day’s festivities, students were sworn-in, and had the opportunity to mingle and network with their peers and fellow City leaders.

Students in attendance were provided this opportunity as a means to recognize them for their academics, community service, and participation in PAL.  

Students and guests heard from Sheila Hess, PAL Mayor Jamir Scott, Former PAL Mayor Erin Dwyer, Tristate Toyota Program Director Tom Mellon, PAL leadership, Police Commissioner Richard Ross, and Mayor Jim Kenney.

After spending the work day “on the job,” the special day concluded with an informal Q&A “Press Conference” with the PAL youth and the Mayor in the Mayor’s Reception Room.  Students shared their experiences with the Mayor, and asked him questions in regard to poverty, education, police-community relations, and more.

Special thanks to Sheila Hess and Tri-State Toyota Dealers for making this event truly spectacular for our PAL youth.

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