Police Athletic League Cuts Ribbon on William J. Duncan Center

On March 19, 2015, the Police Athletic League hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate completed renovations to PAL’s William J. Duncan Center in Manhattan, thanks to a generous donation from The Mara Family and The NY/NJ Snowflake Youth Foundation. As part of the NY/NJ Super Bowl initiative, the Foundation raised funds to create legacy gifts for youth organizations like the Police Athletic League, donating $350,000 to PAL to renovate the first floor of the Duncan Center, with $250,000 of these funds contributed by The Mara Family. PAL kids benefit from new floors, walls, ceilings, bathrooms, kitchen and a new front desk.

Special guests in attendance at the ceremony included John Mara, President and Chief Executive Officer, New York Giants; Robert J. Morgenthau, Chairman of the Board, Police Athletic League; Tony Danza, Actor and PAL Board Member; Frederick Watts, Executive Director, Police Athletic League; Rikki Klieman, PAL Board Member and PAL William J. Duncan Center youth.  The ceremony concluded with a special performance by children in the PAL/Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s

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Police Athletic League

The Police Athletic League (PAL) is New York City’s largest, nonprofit, independent youth organization. Founded in 1914, PAL serves 50,000 New York City boys and girls each year with recreational, educational, cultural and social programs.PAL is the official youth agency of the New York Police Department.

Media Contacts

Andrea Kotuk, Andrea & Associates. Tel: +1 (212) 353-9585
Police Athletic League NYC. Tel: +1 (212) 477-9450