Kalamazoo forms Police Athletic League, commits $1M for youth development
The Kalamazoo Police Athletic League (PAL) will be a coordinated approach between the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety and the Parks and Recreation Department. A youth program advocate has been hired to oversee the PAL league and will interface directly with KYDNet and Kalamazoo Public Schools, city officials said. “The PAL league would be for any youth in Kalamazoo to play here within the PAL league, and also play against different PAL leagues in West Michigan,” McVerry said. The Kalamazoo PAL plans to expand with other sports that could include baseball, soccer and basketball. The subcommittee has members from the Kalamazoo City Commission, city staff, Kalamazoo Youth Development Network, Kalamazoo Public Schools and The Kalamazoo Promise.mlive.com
First big event of the season held at Corner Ballpark in Detroit amid noise concerns
The the first big event of the season at Corktown’s Corner Ballpark was held Saturday. It’s been a point of contention with neighbors of the Old Tiger Stadium, who complained about the loud music, late nights and crowds.
Detroit children learn golf from new Detroit PAL program
DETROIT – The Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) works to enrich the lives of children through sports and character development. Detroit PAL’s director of program administration, Fred Hunter, said it’s important for nonprofits to join forces and share resources amid the COVID pandemic. First Tee has a proven program and Detroit PAL has the volunteers, administrative know-how and lot of eager kids. Little Putters are children ages 5 and 6 who will learn at BOYSVILLE gym. More information can be found on the official Detroit PAL website here.
Detroit PAL kicks off new season at The Corner Ballpark
DETROIT It was a welcome sight in Corktown throughout the day with the Police Athletic League kicking off a new season at the Corner Ballpark. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced a lot of changes to keep the players and staff safe. It was a tight game between the Southwest Tigers and Southwest Astecs on Monday night. The number one thing for Detroit PAL is to do it safely, director of athletics David Greenwood said. You cant see it right now but Im actually smiling its great to see kids playing in an athletic way.
Detroit's Corktown will shine during 4th annual sprawling Corktown Aglow event
click to enlarge Emily BergerThe holidays are sweeping through one of Detroits most popular destination neighborhoods a wee bit early this year, thanks to the fourth annual Corktown Aglow The single-day, family-friendly celebration invites folks to take advantage of discounts and specials offered by Corktowns independent retailers, restaurants, and bars with free shuttles to make shopping easier. Kicking off the event is the kids holiday party hosted by Detroit PAL, where tots can hang with Detroit Pistons mascot Hooper, as well as make some holiday crafts and make some photo booth memories. The annual holiday block party, which takes place from 4-10 p.m. near Bagley Street and Trumbull Avenue, will offer free carriage rides, hot cocoa, and marshmallow roasting, as well as the annual tree lighting with Detroit singer Bevlove. Visitors are also encouraged to donate new unwrapped toys, socks, blankets, coats, and sweaters for the annual Stuff a Cop Car gift drive, which will provide families in need with winter and holiday essentials.metrotimes.com