Support youth programs through 2013 Police Athletic League of Buffalo Sticker Campaign
PAL, which began here in 1951, celebrates its 62nd anniversary serving youth in year-round programs at seven community centers and in various city park locations.
In addition to support provided for the city’s community centers, PAL conducts summer, fall and winter basketball leagues, a summer baseball league, a boxing program, youth golf and tennis clinics, a winter “learn to skate” program and youth races during the annual Subaru Race. PAL also offers the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, the Pastor Cooper Memorial High School Basketball Tournament and a USTA Tennis Rally.
There are no residency restrictions for PAL youth services. Many program participants come from suburban localities.
As part of PAL’s community involvement, the organization coordinates Buffalo’s New Year’s Eve Ball drop and assists in Mayor Byron Browns Summer Reading Rules program.
Pamela Brinkworth Muzzio, PAL executive director, explains “by making a contribution to PAL and proudly displaying the PAL sticker at area businesses or on their vehicle, supporters help us raise awareness of the youth opportunities offered by PAL and presents a vote of confidence in our efforts.
“The mission of PAL is to improve the immediate and future quality of life for the youth of our city and surrounding communities through educational, recreational, cultural, environmental and prevention programming. The PAL provides youngsters with leadership, direction and opportunity by affording them structured, supervised and organized activities, opportunities and programs in which they can accomplish individual and common goals; enabling them to become responsible, successful adults,” she stated.
Contributors of $10 to $99 receive an acknowledgement letter and Blue PAL Sticker. Other support levels include bronze from $100 to $249, silver from $250 to $499 and gold for donations of $500 or more.
To obtain additional information about the PAL sticker campaign, please call 851-4615; donate through our website, www.buffalopal.com; or send a check or money order to the PAL office, 65 Niagara Square, 21st Floor, Buffalo.