The Police Athletic League hosted its 46th annual dinner, bringing in more than $1.3 million to help provide recreational, educational and social activities for 30,000 boys and girls.
This year the Police Athletic League helped more than 1,500 teens and young adults get job experience through the PAL’s Summer Youth Employment Program and at the 113th Precinct eight residents of southeast Queens were under the mentorship of Community Affairs Detective Tanya Duhaney in Jamaica.
The Police Athletic League is famous for the recreational programs it runs for children during the summer, as well as for the annual “Police Commissioner for a Day” essay contest it sponsors for students.
Don’t think about the future or the past, be here now! Yes, summer’s finally here, but it doesn’t last forever, so don’t hide from the sun and heat, embrace it. You can have cool, shady breaks in the parks, or splash down at Rockaway Beach or the many public pools that have recently been renovated.
Hundreds of children are enjoying summertime fun and games—double-dutch jump rope, nok hockey, hopscotch, tug-of-war, face-painting, balloon-making, sports, rock climbing—to celebrate the Police Athletic League’s summer programs throughout the city.
On July 10, 2018, hundreds of boys and girls celebrated at the Police Athletic League’s (PAL) Harlem Center, located at 441 Manhattan Avenue, in a kick off of PAL’s Summer Programs that take place throughout the city.