Friday, July 31, 2009

Frederick Police Activities League Captures 1st Place in MD State PAL Track & Field Day

The Frederick Police Department’s Police Activity League Track team captured 1st place in the Maryland PAL Track & Field Championships for the third year in a row. More than 200 youth from 10 PAL Centers across Maryland participated in this track meet which was held on July 30th at Catonsville High School. The Frederick PAL team was comprised of 22 local youth ages 7-16 who participated in 10 events: 50, 100, 200, & 400 yard dashes, 4 x 100 relay, tug of war, running long jump, standing long jump, softball throw, and football throw.

This year’s team consisted of:

Isiah Thompson, Sterling Vaughn, Sara Vaughn, Amir Harris, Daehvon Crampton, Jaion Peramon, Melvin Frazier, Michael Diggs, Paulrell Dudley, Zack Bryant, Deyana Sewell, Nizai Exum, Fitz Narmah, Edward Bryant, Jaquan McKnight, Anaya Helms, Brittany Robinson, Khaliya Tayler, Larry Jackson, Timisha Carmon, Kevin Valiente, and Trey Ponder.

The Police Activities League of Frederick began in August of 1999, and is a recreation-oriented juvenile crime prevention program that relies heavily on recreational, educational and athletics activities to create and cement positive bonds between police officers and Frederick youth. 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 to interact with police officers all while having a good time.

To request a registration form or receive more information on this program please contact the Frederick Police Outreach Coordinator, Michele Bowman at (301) 600-2091 or or visit the Frederick Police Department website.

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