The Olympics may be happening over 68 hundred miles away, but that didn't stop kids in Queens from a little healthy competition. Kids from around the city duked it out in basketball, track and more at the Police Athletic League's Annual Tournament of Champions Wednesday.
NEW YORK (CBS New York) — Since 1914, the Police Athletic League has been promoting positive interactions between police officers and the youth of New York City.
More than 100 years later, their mission has not changed.
PAL offers several programs to help kids stay on track, learn, and grow.
KINGSBRIDGE - The NYPD's Police Athletic League hosted a day dedicated to sports and kids Friday.
Around 300 kids from all five boroughs participated in the annual 'PAL Sports Day' event at Van Cortlandt Park.
Bedford-Stuyvesant’s PAL/Wynn Center was the scene of bitter struggle on a recent Friday afternoon, with quarter neither sought nor given as third- and fourth-grade students squared off against one another under the tutelage of International Chess Grand Master Maurice Ashley.
It's hard to name something that Maurice Ashley hasn't done in the world of chess. He's played, coached, taught, created tournaments, done play-by-play for tournaments and traveled the world, preaching the gospel of his beloved game. Budd Mishkin filed the following One on 1 profile.
Artwork by Bronx children Timisha Laurent and Tyrone Brown were featured in the Police Athletic League’s 2017 calendar which showcases work created by children from PAL centers across the five boroughs.
The Police Athletic League's annual holiday party brought joy to more than 500 children. In this Parenting report, NY1's Shelley Goldberg chats with some of the kids and finds out what they think Santa might want for Christmas this year.