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!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org“>Kevin Gill. I’d be happy to speak to you about opportunities to join us!
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.
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!
The 2017 Annual Gala benefiting HPAL programs in the greater Harrisburg area will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the Hilton Harrisburg, beginning at 5pm and concluding by 10pm.
Gala tickets can be purchased through PayPal event ticket and donations here:
- Individual Tickets $100 each via PayPal
- Table Sponsorships via PayPal
- A Charitable Donation via PayPal (No gala seats)
For more information, please contact Kevin Gill or call 717-233-3104.
HPAL sports programs are growing and we need more coaches. In particular, we are looking for basketball (boys and girls), baseball, and boxing. Interested? Know someone who would be? Sign up for more information at HPAL Volunteer Registration.
The 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!
HPAL members enjoyed the Sugar Maple Festival at Fort Hunter.
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Thanks to the PAL volunteers and 5k participants! #hbgALA5k
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On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, members of the Harrisburg Police Athletic League TRU in collaboration with the Harrisburg Area YMCA Northern Dauphin County Branch, participated in Advocacy Day at the PA State Capitol. The youth united with other TRU groups from all over PA. Activities included meeting legislators, providing education on important tobacco control issues and participating in a mock trial. The youth also participated in fun & interactive games, learned about advocacy and stood up for tobacco control in PA. The HPAL TRU had the opportunity to meet with Senator Rob Teplitz’s office to discuss the importance of a comprehensive clean indoor air law in PA with no exemptions. Those participating were: Ja’Shiya Anderson, Dayjah Taylor, Jeshae Buxton, Doniqua Banks, Chaunice Woodward and Advisor Anbria Bates.
More Photos from the event: Click Here > TRU Advocacy Day 2016
On April 16, 2016 members and volunteers of the PAL were a part of the Greater Harrisburg Litter Cleanup Day. For More Photos from this event please click here > Cleanup Hbg 2016
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