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Police Athletic League of Philadelphia Honors Four Distinguished Philanthropists with 2017 PAL Award and Celebrates 70th Anniversary at May 10 Dinner

Philadelphia, PA – The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia, in celebration of its 70th anniversary, is honoring four individuals whose visionary leadership will impact the organization for years to come during a dinner at the Sheraton Philadelphia Hotel on Wednesday, May 10.  PAL and nearly 1,000 guests, will honor Joshua and Marjorie Harris of The […]

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Get To Know Officer Frank Holmes!

Officer Frank Holmes is the Center Director at the new Grays Ferry PAL Center.  He was appointed to the Philadelphia Police Department in 2001, and became a part of the PAL Unit in 2010.  Officer Holmes is married with four children, and likes to spend his spare time doing anything dealing with computers and electronics. […]

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Get To Know PAL Supporter Dr. Athole Jacobi

Dr. Athole Jacobi is a longtime PAL Board member and donor.  Dr. Jacobi’s influence on PAL and the Education Committee has been transformative to say the least.  In 1990, when she joined the PAL board, PAL primarily served boys and offered mostly athletic activities geared to boys.  Dr. Jacobi championed the “all-inclusive” approach that we […]

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Get To Know Officer Ernie Rehr!

Police Officer Ernie Rehr is the Center Director at the Rizzo PAL Center. Officer Rehr was appointed to the Philadelphia Police Department in 1985 and was assigned to the PAL Police Unit on July 2, 1991. Rehr has been married 38 years to his wife, Robin, with whom he has two children and five grandchildren. […]

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PAL Kid Spotlight: Michael from Rizzo PAL

Michael is a 16-year-old Rizzo PAL kid who has been participating in activities at his local PAL center, in Port Richmond, for 10 years. He is currently a junior in high school, and attends Philadelphia Electrical and Technology Charter School.  Many of his family members attended Rizzo PAL, and that is why he started attending. Throughout your 10 […]

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PAL Day at City Hall

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 […]

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Support Cops Helping Kids – PAL’s Award Dinner
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Get To Know Officer Jackie Little!

Officer Jackie Little is a center director at the Wynnefield PAL Center. Officer Little began her career with the Philadelphia Police Department in 1989. She was assigned to the PAL Police Unit in 2004. The mother of four has a large family, consisting of eight grandchildren and two great-grand children. In her spare time, she […]

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Get to know Officer Glenn Haskins

Police Officer Glenn Haskins is the North Penn PAL center director. Officer Haskins began his career as a Philadelphia Police Officer in 1999, and was assigned to the 17th District. He is a married father of two, who lives in the Oxford Circle community. In his spare time, he enjoys so many hobbies that he […]

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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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