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.
Corner Ballpark noise complaints persist despite promises to neighbors
DETROIT – The event schedule at The Corner Ballpark in Corktown has not slowed down and has not quieted down as promised. At one recent event, neighbors endured a low-flying helicopter accompanied by police sirens. Jamerson is trying to walk a fine line -- Create revenue to support the programs that benefit many Detroit kids while being a good neighbor to residents living nearby. PAL has received emails from appreciative neighbors in the last few weeks but there still are complaints. Some people reached out to Local 4 News with their complaints and said they’re afraid to call the police on the police.
Corktown neighbors meet with Detroit Police Athletic League over loud concerts
DETROIT Several neighbors in Corktown met with the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) to talk about housekeeping issues. Erin Gavle lives next door to the PAL stadium, off of Michigan Avenue in Corktown. She said for the most part, theyre good neighbors, but the loud music, trash on the ground and crazy parking jobs, overlook the good. Local 4 News obtained video of cars lined up on Michigan Avenue in Corktown, causing traffic backup. CEO Robert Jamerson with PAL said he understands their neighbors concerns and its important to work together.
Residents voice complaints about late night concerts at The Corner Ballpark in Detroit
DETROIT The corner of Michigan Avenue and Trumbull is sacred ground to Detroit residents. Concerts hosted at the Corner Ballpark are drawing complaints. According to the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL), they have operated within the agreement it has with the city. PAL said the ballpark is used to host diverse events that provide much-needed funding for its sports programs. There were some residents who didnt want to go on camera but did say they had no complaints about the concerts.
Scherzer family hosts Detroit PAL's RBI team clinic
DETROIT – Max and Erica Scherzer will host a skills clinic for Detroit PAL's RBI baseball and softball teams at Wayne State University, July 1. The clinic will run from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., teaching 12 to 19-year-old players fundamentals of enhanced fielding, batting and pitching techniques. Wayne State University's baseball coach, Ryan Kelley, as well as members of the university's baseball and softball teams, will also be there. The Scherzer family, in partnership with the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, will present a donation to Detroit PAL in support of the 2014 RBI teams. This will give the 45 players in attendance the opportunity to compete across the county, where they will face competitors from different places and backgrounds, and receive excelled coaching during the season.