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In November, PAL MVPs from across the City of Philadelphia were able to spend time on local college campuses.  The University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Public Safety hosted PAL’s Citywide Flag Football Championships at Penn’s historic Franklin Field. Later in the month, Temple University’s School of Media and Communication hosted PAL’s Citywide Chess Finals in Annenberg Hall.

PAL football players were under the lights at University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field on November 8th.  After a season of hard-fought match-ups, championship games consisted of Ford (Officer Ellerby) and Cobbs Creek (Officer Johnson) in the 12-&-Under Division and Harrowgate (Officer Rivera) and Cobbs Creek in the 14-&-Under Division.  Officer Darryl Johnson and his kids from Cobbs Creek PAL proved too much to handle, and easily handed losses to Ford and Harrowgate PAL.  Congrats to all participants in this year’s league. Special thanks to PAL Board member Maureen Rush and the University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety for their help in coordinating this special day.

After weeks of competition involving hundreds of kids and teens, the PAL Chess Finals took place at Temple’s Annenberg Hall on November 17th.  Nearly 40 kids advanced to the finals, and, after hours of grueling and strategic competition, three winners were crowned in each division.  Congratulations to Dominic from Harrowgate PAL, who won the 12-&-Under Division; John from Rizzo PAL, who won the 15-&-Under Division; and Jamir from Cozen, who won the 18-&-Under Division. Special thanks to PAL Board member Don Heller and his team at Temple University for hosting this event.

PAL is pleased to call both the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University community partners!

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