EVENT: POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE & THE NEW YORK KNICKS ALUMNI
BASKETBALL GAME IN HARLEM TO BENEFIT PAL YOUTH
Calling all basketball fans! The Police Athletic League and the New York Knicks Alumni are hosting a Benefit Basketball Game on Saturday, February 23rd in Harlem. PAL staff and teens will be playing alongside Knicks alumni John Starks, Larry Johnson, John Wallace, Quentin Richardson, Nate Robinson and Jerome Williams. The benefit game will raise funds for PAL’s wide range of athletic, arts and academic programs that serve over 30,000 kids in NYC.
Reporters are invited to join in the fun!
DATE: Saturday, February 23, 2019
TIME: 1:00 p.m.
PLACE: PAL’s Harlem Center
441 Manhattan Avenue at 119th Street
On-site Contact: Danielle Madden-Buck/(917)595-9339
The benefit game will offer opportunities to meet Knicks legends, participate in a silent auction and support PAL youth. General admission tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. For tickets and more information please visit: https://knicks.benefitgames.com/event/pal/.
The Sports and Recreation Department at PAL provides a model sports curriculum for all the centers, in addition to organizing and facilitating leagues, tournaments, and special events for over 13,000 youth annually. PAL’s sports and recreation programs keep young people engaged in positive youth development activities and reinforce the concepts of discipline, leadership, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
PAL’s Teen Centers offer youth, ages 13 through 19, a safe haven to positively interact with their peers and adult role models. Activities include open-gym, structured intramural leagues, computer labs, game-room and dance. Many sites also include academic enrichment opportunities through book clubs, SAT and Regents prep, and individual tutoring.
Police Athletic League
New York City’s Police Athletic League is the first and finest civilian-run PAL in the country. Founded in 1914, PAL has served the city’s young people for over 100 years. PAL provides recreational, educational, cultural and social activities to 30,000 boys and girls annually. It is also the city’s largest, independent, nonprofit youth organization. For more information, please visit www.palnyc.org.
Andrea Kotuk / Andrea & Associates / (212) 353-9585
Frederick J. Watts / Police Athletic League / (212) 477-9450