Police Activities League
The Police Activities League (PAL) is an outreach program created in 2013 to help build trusting relationships between youth and local law enforcement. Each summer, the PAL program offers fun, structured activities for youth, with opportunities to make friends and memories at their local parks. PAL engages youth with positive academic and athletic programs, such as flag football, rugby, basketball, running, soccer, swimming, and baseball. For children who are individually registered and not attending through a youth center program, lunch is provided at every session. Throughout the season, youth participants focus on five core values: honesty, integrity, leadership, sportsmanship and respect. PAL program takes a holistic approach to crime prevention, focusing on reducing drug and gang involvement, as well as making positive decisions. PAL is a collaborative program of Spokane Police Department, Spokane Parks Department, Spokane Parks Foundation, local community centers, YMCA and many other organizations working together to supply a myriad of resources in a central location. RESCU, Numerica and the Spokane Parks Foundation have provided financial support for PAL.
PAL Boxing is a year round program funded by the Spokane Police Foundation. Officers meet with youth at the Spokane Boxing Gym twice a week to work out and coach them in boxing. Coach Rick Welliver is the head coach and participates in the training of the youth of PAL Boxing. For more information about PAL Boxing, e-mail [email protected]. Here is a video of the program: Police Activity League Boxing
Information for PAL 2024 will be forthcoming. In the meantime, for information about what the dates and locations for 2023 PAL were, please visit https://my.spokanecity.org/police/community-outreach/.
For questions about PAL (including PAL Boxing), please e-mail the Spokane Police Department Community Outreach Unit at [email protected].