The Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) is a youth activities program run by Police Officers of the Hollywood Police Department and a volunteer Board of Directors for the purpose of -
•Preventing juvenile crime and drug use.
•To provide positive role models for our youth.
•To develop discipline, self esteem and positive moral values through wholesome competition.
•To create better relations through Communication between Law Enforcement Officers and the youth of our community.
The Police Athletic League is a cooperative effort of the Hollywood Police Department, community volunteers, businesses leaders and citizens. P.A.L. is funded by public contributions that go directly to the youth at P.A.L. Money raised at P.A.L. goes to funding first rate programs and to purchase and maintain equipment used by P.A.L. members. Donations enable community youth to participate in Police supervised activities.
Any child, male or female, between the ages of 6 years and 18 years of age can participate at the Police Athletic League. All that is required is a willingness to participate.
Why Do Kids Need the Police Athletic League?
Some youth in our community grow up with no positive contact with Police Officers. The lack of positive contact breeds distrust and fear. Negative influences in some parts of the community are having more impact on our youth than the positive influences. P.A.L. provides positive role models for our youth and a drug free, safe place and atmosphere for youth to play and learn. P.A.L. can turn a loser with no self-esteem into a winner with pride.