2018 Annual Dancing with the Stars Gala A HUGE Success

Thank you to our generous sponsors, dancers, Gala committee, the Hilton Harrisburg, and all of our amazing supporters for another memorable evening of dance and fun!

We will be posting photos and more here shortly, but for now, congratulations to our dance competition winners:

Law Enforcement Division: REPEAT Winners! Swatara Police Chief Darrell Reider and his wife, Shelly!



Community Division:  Mike Wilson and wife, Amy Zentz!

2018 Commitment to Excellence Dinner

Join us on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the beautiful Scottish Rite Cathedral in Harrisburg as we recognize those who exemplify the ideals of the Harrisburg Police Athletic League by giving back to their community. This year’s honorees are:

Michael Bowles, Michael Cooper, Angel Doyle, Leroy Galloway, Robert (Book) Jackson, Otis Nash, Steve Suknaic, Sylvia Turner, and the 1984 Harrisburg High School Five Alive Track Team.


For tickets or sponsorship information, please see the Flyer or contact a member of the steering committee:

Sylvia Turner     717.443.3991
Steve Suknaic    717.376.7380
Johnny Allen     517.881.7292
Mike Davis         717.580.5622
James Jones      717.991.5111

You may also contact the HPAL office at 717-233-3104

See you there!


Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

We are once again participating in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, being held at the HACC campus on Saturday, May 21.

The walk is not only a great way to raise funds for nonprofits like HPAL, it is also a fun way to stay healthy!

Join us as a walker, donate to our efforts, or BOTH by clicking HERE. By raising just $30, you will receive a cool t-shirt, in PAL blue!


Today’s Environment: A CEO’s Thoughts

When I was in school, it seemed that every day brought a new challenge. Math was especially difficult for me. Then there was the typical issues confronting kids growing up, such as dating and just getting to know who I was and what I wanted to do with my life. Perhaps you had similar experiences.

One can’t help but notice the struggles facing our kids today. Most recently, school violence, heroin, and bullying seem to be grabbing headlines. Not just national headlines, mind you, but right here, in the Harrisburg area. Our kids are facing tough situations every day, simply by going to school. Once deemed a safe haven, our halls of education are no longer immune to the ills of society. Maybe they never were. Social media certainly plays a role in this “perfect storm”.

So why am I writing this today? It certainly is not the typical message you see from HPAL.  I want to let you know that we as an organization take our role as a community leader seriously, and are working on ways to address these concerns among our young men and women. Recently, we were awarded a grant from the National Police Athletic League, and as part of that effort will be planning a youth summit on the drug crisis facing our youth. This summit will be developed BY kids FOR kids.

We are also constantly having discussions with our participants at existing programs such as Heart to Heart and Mentoring Through Sports. It is important that we encourage our kids to talk openly about the challenges they face, and that they know PAL is a safe place to do so, guided by our caring mentors and law enforcement partners.

If this blog in any way sparked an interest to become involved, please email me at kevin.gill@harrisburgpal.org“>Kevin Gill. I’d be happy to speak to you about opportunities to join us!

Save the Date! 2018 Dancing With The Stars Gala September 8

Save the date! Our 7th annual Dancing With the Stars Gala will be held at the fabulous Hilton Harrisburg on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

Join us for an evening of dancing, food, and take a chance on some amazing auction items, all supporting the young men and women served by the Harrisburg Police Athletic League!

A special thank you to our first sponsor of the year, Rossmoyne Animal Emergency Trauma Center.

Keep an eye out on our web page and social media for more information soon.

Cyber Monday: Help HPAL!

We know you’re shopping online today. Don’t worry, your secret is safe with us, we won’t tell your boss…IF you remember us when you shop on Amazon. Simply select Harrisburg Police Athletic League through the Amazon Smiles program, and .5% of your purchases will go to supporting our kids all year. Santa will be pleased!

Teener Baseball Tastes Success

20170705_180708The MOSELF/ HPAL Teener Baseball team rose like a phoenix from an inaugural season to playing in the championship game one year later. Under the direction of head coach Kyle Evans, the team developed as a group, on and off the field.

In a story by abc27 (abc27 News Coverage of HPAL Teener Baseball), the entire 2017 season was summed up perfectly. This is what HPAL is all about! Congratulations to our young men, their coaches, and families. We loved watching you play, and look forward to next season. See you on the diamond!