Wednesday, January 21, 2009

PAL Program announces return of Karate program

The Frederick Police Activities League is pleased to announce the return of it’s karate program at the PAL Center in the Sagner Community and at Hillcrest Elementary School. The kick off for the Sagner PAL Center will be on Wednesday January 28th from 4:30 – 6:30 pm and at Hillcrest Elementary School on Thursday January 29th from 7:00 – 8:15 pm. There will be an opportunity to meet the new karate instructor, Ms. Shelley Aloi, watch karate demonstrations, and to register your child. This program is offered for youth ages 8 and up. The PAL karate program is offered to the youth in the community free of charge.

The regular schedule for the karate program will be:

Sagner PAL Center - Monday & Wednesday evenings from 4:30 – 5:30 pm

PAL @ Hillcrest Elementary - Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 7:15 - 8:15 pm

The PAL Program is but one aspect of the Department’s multi-faceted, progressive approach to policing in our community in general, and reaching out to the City’s youth specifically.

The Police Activities League of Frederick (PAL) began in August of 1999, and is a recreation-oriented juvenile crime prevention program that relies heavily upon athletics and recreational activities to create and cement the bond between police officers and the kids on the street. During the school year the PAL program is offered in the evenings at the PAL Center in the Sagner Community and at Hillcrest Elementary School. PAL offers kids a safe nurturing place to learn and interact with the police officers all while having a good time.

For more information please contact Michele Bowman, Community Outreach Coordinator, at 301-600-2091.

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