Posted on January 07, 2013 00:00
||The Wilmington Police Department’s Police Athletic League (PAL) has just begun its seventh season.
P.A.L. is a proactive community policing effort that uses sports as a tool to promote gang resistance and awareness. Local youth are coached by area law enforcement in a competitive basketball season to build a bond that extends off the court. The Wilmington Police Department charges nothing for participation in the program and only requires kids to maintain their academics and positive attitudes at home, school and on the court.
The P.A.L. program is currently running two 10 to 12 year old seasons at the Brigade and Community Boys & Girls Clubs. There are a total of 80 youth participating at the two facilities and their all-stars will once again play against each other in the 3rd annual Wilmington Police Athletic League Crosstown Championship on April 11th.
New to P.A.L. this year is the 14 and under travel team program that is giving some of our returning youth the chance to travel around the state for multiple tournaments this spring. Finally, the Wilmington Police Department is looking to partner the Police Athletic League with DC Virgo Preparatory Academy to offer their students multiple positive athletic programs beginning in the Fall of 2013. For more information, contact WPD Officer Reece at 910.520.3852 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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