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.
Cleveland PAL has helped thousands of children as well as, toddlers in the Central Area for over 10 years. Putting a happy face on a child is Cleveland PAL's number one goal. Without this Organization (PAL) Cleveland youth would have "Sad" faces on Christmas. Because of the unconditional love Sgt K. has in his heart for children..... his gift giving through-out the year to children in our community (Ward 5 - Arbor Park Village) brings "Big Smiles" for our unfortunate children and mothers.
Thanks Sgt. Bob K for Bringing on the Smiles!!!