On May 16, Police Athletic League (PAL) participants, families, friends, supporters, and staff gathered at the PAL William J. Duncan Center in Manhattan to celebrate the recipients of the Robert J. McGuire Scholarship who are all from Queens. Fred Wilpon and PAL board member Robert J. McGuire joined PAL Executive Director Frederick J. Watts to present the awards to the PAL students.
Standing O salutes Vice Admiral David Kriete, a Brooklyn native and former Police Athletic League student, who was honored by the organization at its Duncan Center in Manhattan on May 14.
When you meet Robert M. Morgenthau, it feels like nothing has changed. His office on the 31st floor of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is as messy as ever. His assistant, Ida Van Lindt, is still with him after 44 years. The photos of him with John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Lyndon Johnson still adorn the wall. And they still call him boss.
Police Athletic League Executive Director Fred Watts discussed the non-profit youth development organization’s programs for New Yorkers, the organization’s work with the New York city Police Department, and efforts to encourage positive interaction of cops and kids.
Police Athletic League youngsters and NYPD police officers from PAL’s Cops & Kids Basketball Program, representing the Bronx and Brooklyn North, competed for the championship title on Saturday, April 6 in an action-packed day of basketball at the PAL Harlem Center.
Earlier last month here in New York, the Police Athletic League (PAL) hosted its 30th Annual Women of the Year Luncheon at The Pierre. The event honored Lucida Plummer, Executive Director, Global Head of Diversity, Asset & Wealth Management J.P. Morgan; Somers Farkas, Marketing Consultant and Volunteer; and Andrea Catsimatidis, Executive at Red Apple Group and Chair, Manhattan Republican Party. More than 300 guests were in attendance and the event raised $385,000 for the nonprofit organization. Honorable Barbara S. Jones (ret.) (Partner, Bracewell LLP) chaired the event.