7 Days of Love Day Four: PAL Police Athletic League

The Cleveland Police Athletic League (PAL) has a rich history in providing quality athletic, recreational and educational activities for the city’s younger residents. 

While there are similar programs for youngsters, PAL is the only one of its kind that provides positive daily interaction with police officers in the community in a recreational setting. PAL’s purpose is clearly stated in its motto, “Our Police Officers Helping Today’s Youth Become Tomorrow’s Citizens.” Many of the program’s participants have returned to volunteer and gone on to become coaches, police officers, and supporters.

The majority of the approximately 1,000 youngsters ranging in ages 5-21 currently participating in PAL are from low-income families. 

On the fourth day of our “Seven Days of Love,” we highlight Cleveland PAL, and call for your help in our mission of which this is a part. Your donation is tax-deductible under 501 (c)(3) of the IRS Code.


The Cleveland Police Foundation is the official charity for the Cleveland Division of Police and the only organization authorized to solicit charitable contributions on its behalf.

We provide funding for youth and community outreach programs, community policing and engagement initiatives, safety & crime prevention programs, and support the members of the Cleveland Division of Police to help them better perform their duties. Contributions to the CPF are tax deductible under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS Code.

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