EVENT: POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE COPS & KIDS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cops & Kids from the Bronx vs. Brooklyn North!
Join Police Athletic League (PAL) youngsters and NYPD Officers from PAL’s Cops & Kids Basketball Program as they vie for the championship title in an action-packed day of basketball. Police officers and PAL kids also compete in basketball skills and three-point shots on the court.
DATE: Saturday, April 6, 2019
TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m./Cops & Kids Citywide Championship Game
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m./Cops & Kids Skills Competition
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m./ Cops & Kids 3-point Competition
PLACE: PAL Harlem Center
441 Manhattan Avenue at 119th Street
On-site Contact: Danielle Madden-Buck 917 595-9339
Cops & Kids leagues serve boys and girls throughout the year in sports including: softball, soccer, basketball, volleyball and flag football. NYPD’s Community Affairs officers, along with volunteer police officers from around the City, work closely with PAL to coach, mentor and compete in athletic contests with community youth, allowing all participants to develop positive and lasting relationships.
PAL’s sports programs strive to increase the physical activity of young people, while decreasing risk-taking behaviors by providing opportunities for youth and teens from low-income areas to play in well equipped, organized sports leagues.
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.
CONTACTS: Andrea Kotuk / Andrea & Associates / (212) 353-9585
Frederick Watts / Police Athletic League / (212) 477-9450