About PAL

About P.B.C. PAL

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office gladly supports and staffs the efforts of the Palm Beach County Police Athletic League. The PAL Program encompasses all of the unincorporated areas from as far south as Boca Raton, stretching north to Jupiter and collaborates with many municipalities and organizations throughout Palm Beach County.

Palm Beach County PAL is a registered National and State of Florida PAL program made up of a Board of Directors, Executive Director, Sheriff’s Deputies, Police Officers and the backbone of the organization, it’s volunteers. Volunteer with PAL

Palm Beach County PAL is a 501(c)(3)-Charitable Organization, (Federal Tax Identification Number: 65- 0461384) and is registered with Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Solicitation of Contributions Section. Palm Beach County PAL is partially funded by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and relies heavily upon donations and fund-raisers to obtain the funds necessary to conduct the activities needed to keep the children busy with organized activities. Sponsorship opportunities are available, Sponsor or Donate to PAL.

The PAL Mission Statement

The Palm Beach County Police Athletic League is a 501c3 non-profit corporation which builds partnerships between youth, law enforcement, and the community through recreational, athletic, and educational programs designed to encourage and develop good citizenship and improve the quality of life in Palm Beach County.

What is PAL?

The Police Athletic League is a youth crime prevention program that relies on educational, athletic and other recreational activities to cement a bond and create trust and understanding between police officers and youth.

More than a Program

The Police Athletic League program is based on the conviction that young people – if they are reached early enough – can develop strong positive attitudes towards police officers in their journey through life toward the goal of maturity and good citizenship.

The PAL program brings youth under the supervision and constructive influence of a law enforcement agency and expands public awareness about the role of a police officer. Part of that role is the reinforcement of the responsible values and attitudes instilled in young people by their parents. Studies have shown that is a young person respects a police officer on the ball field, gym or classroom, the youth will likely come to respect the laws that police officers enforce. Such respect is beneficial to the youth, the police officer, the neighborhood and the business community.

Why PAL?

The relationship between sport and juvenile delinquency has been the subject of much discussion. Throughout the twentieth century, physical educators, educational sociologist, educational psychologist and penologists have contended that sports can serve as an effective and powerful antidote to delinquency. The idea that sport serves as a deterrent to delinquency was first espoused in the English public schools during the nineteenth century. Sport was used as a substitute for stealing, bullying and drinking that dominated the leisure hours of the English students.

As one of the most integral and venerated components of the education system, youth sports programs have contributed significantly to the reduction of delinquency. The considerable financial and administrative support that teachers, parents and coaches give to youth sports is generated in part by the conviction that athletic participation instills certain desirable educational, social, and personal values that prevents the occurrence of delinquency. PAL is a most effective tool in this effort.

Teaming & Volunteering

Many opportunities are available to work/volunteer/play with the Palm Beach County PAL Program. PAL welcomes organizations and businesses to team together to offer activities to the youth of Palm Beach County. Volunteers are encouraged and needed to support and coach youth in many different activities and sports that PAL organizes throughout the year.

If you and or your organization would like to work, volunteer or participate in the Palm Beach County PAL Program, please call, (561) 242-5816 or E-mail; pbcpal@pbso.org

Board of Directors

Palm Beach County PAL Board of Directors is made-up of volunteer civilians from the five different districts that the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office serves. The board consist of an Executive Committee: President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary and Members from Palm Beach County.

President/Attorney: Peter Holton
Vice President: Bruce Boyd
Secretary: Carmen (Rosie) Palermo
Treasurer: Christopher Johnson
Members: Mark Trudel, Pat Poston, Ron Mattino, Nicole Cuevas
Friends of PAL: Dorothy Bradshaw, Blanca Perez, John Nieporte, Blair Simpson, Mike Steele, John Cleary P.A., Michelle Bonney, Cheryl Coleman-Seitler

Sponsorship / Donation

Palm Beach County PAL is a 501(c)(3) organization that relies heavily on the support and kindness of the community. PAL has a number of ways you can support and be a part of the PAL Program. Some of the sponsorship opportunities include: sponsoring a Basketball or Flag Football League or Team, you and or your company will have their names on the fronts and or the backs of the uniforms for that team. You can be a part of the "Battle of the Badges" tournaments, these serve as our annual fundraisers usually held in the spring and fall of each year.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for fund raising activities, please call Scott Scrivner (561) 242-5816. If you would like to sponsor or donate to the Palm Beach County Police Athletic League, please make your tax deductible check to: PBC PAL and mail to:

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
Palm Beach County PAL
3228 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments:
Phone: (561) 242-5816
E-mail: pbcpal@pbso.org
Address:
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
Palm Beach County PAL, Attn.: Scott Scrivner
3228 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

 


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