The Police Athletic League (PAL) is holding its 44th Annual Superstar Dinner honoring Robert J. McGuire, Former New York City Police Commissioner, and John B. Osborn, Chief Executive Officer, BBDO New York.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Almost 800 Police Athletic League (PAL) campers from all five boroughs of New York City gathered together on Staten Island on Friday to enjoy a day of fun at an annual carnival.
Even Frederick Watts, CEO of The Police Athletic League, has had questionable interactions with the police. But creating positive interactions with the cops is a primary goal of this nonprofit, which runs everything from free after-school programs, summer day camps, summer Playstreets and juvenile justice programs with sports activities as a cornerstone.
It’s the one time you can steal from a police officer!
About 30 cops and teens squared off in a friendly-but-intense game of hoops at the Kings Bay Y in Sheepshead Bay on June 11. Teams — composed of a mix of youth from the Police Athletic League and officers from the 61st, 63rd, and 69th precincts — went head to head to foster sportsmanship and a better relationship between adolescents and officers, and it was a slam dunk, the event’s host said.
Spring has sprung and the kids will be out of school before you know it. And rather than have them spend the summer on the couch why not get them involved in some activities. NY1's Tamani Wooley sat down with the Executive Director of the Police Athletic League Frederick Watts to talk about what the organization has to offer this summer.