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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Centers & Clubs

Mission: See schedule o. - to provide a safe and fun environment for children during recreational and athletic activities - foster positive interactions between police officers and youth - help keep children out of trouble and focused on becoming good citizens

Programs: Since its inception the police athletic league has provided opportunities for children in the community to participate in positive, wholesome sports, recreational, and extracurricular activities - providing thousand of children between the ages of 5 and 21 with an alternative to life on the streets. Pal hopes to divert children from negative influences and enhance a child's individual self-esteem, discipline, and actualization. Pal coach's help provide good role models for the children to interact with as they develop into adulthood. Cleveland pal sponsors many sport activities throughout the year including: football, boxing, baseball, basketball, golf, tennis, and others. The vast majority of pal kids come from minority and low income families. Over 3,000 children partipated in these activities in for the year ended may 31, 2014.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This program has offerred many of our youth opportunities to experience things that would not be available to them without the assistance of PAL and its volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a great opportunity it has been to be part of the Cleveland Police Athletic League, (PAL). I have been a volunteer for about 4 years, and I have been impressed with the dedication of all its members. I was once a "PAL kid" and if it wasn't for PAL's dedication to mentoring troubled youths, perhaps my path in life would have turned out differently. My grandfather and father were both volunteers starting at PAL's inception. I am proud to be part of an organization that still is compassionate about caring for the area youths.

I am the Senior Fundraiser Coordinator for Cleveland PAL and I have been able to make several great contacts and some great sponsors. Without our sponsors and dedicated staff the Kids at Risk programs plus the Special Christmas Giving Party which PAL hosts each year for about 3000-5000 children. So I wish to thank everyone for supporting our organization The Cleveland Police Athletic League and Robert was has been dedicating his time for all of our PAL KIDS.
"REMEMBER EVERY KID NEEDS A PAL"

Joe_25

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I HAVE BEEN A POLICE OFFICER FOR 20 YEARS AND HAVE WORKED FOR SGT . KUMAZEC AND CLEVELAND PAL OVER MANY OF THOSE YEARS. TAKING THE TIME TO HELP KIDS AND TO SEE A SMILE ON THEIR FACES AT THE END OF THE DAY IS PROOF ENOUGH THAT PAL WORKS. IT ALSO GIVES THOSE SAME CHILDREN A CHANCE TO VIEW POLICE OFFICER'S IN A POSITIVE LIGHT AND THAT ENCOUNTER COULD ONE DAY MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THEIR LIVES.

Cabbie Bill A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sergeant Robert Kumazec Executive Director and the 1,000's of other Officer's who take there time and give it back to Children of today our leaders of tomorrow how awesome to see intercity Police Officers so dedicated to our Children of today! Thank you and God bless you all!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a great opportunity it has been to be part of the Cleveland Police Athletic League, (PAL). I have been a volunteer for about 4 years, and I have been impressed with the dedication of all its members. I was once a "PAL kid" and if it wasn't for PAL's dedication to mentoring troubled youths, perhaps my path in life would have turned out differently. My grandfather and father were both volunteers starting at PAL's inception. I am proud to be part of an organization that still is compassionate about caring for the area youths.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PAL does everything from getting kids involved in sports such as boxing, football, and fishing, to supporting local recreation centers, to providing mentors for inner city children. These kids would not have such great opportunities otherwise and it is such a bright ray of sunshine to inner-city Cleveland. Cleveland is a city that really needs this program! If you can help support Cleveland PAL, it will inspire children, change lives, and eventually change our city for the better!

Review from Guidestar