The Cleveland Police Foundation proudly announces that the recipient of our Community Partner of the Month Award for August 2021 is the Cleveland Police Athletic League.
The Cleveland Police Athletic League has a rich history in providing quality recreational and educational activities for youth. In fact, many of the current volunteers, coaches, and police officers have participated in PAL programs as children. Here in Cleveland, we are very lucky to have many dedicated volunteers plus an executive director, Retired Cleveland Police Sergeant Bob Kumazec, who has been with Cleveland PAL for over 20 years.
Sergeant Bob has made it his personal mission to ensure that the PAL program is one to be proud of! The annual kids’ Christmas Party that he organizes reaches thousands of kids in the community and provides them with a day of games, activities, and presents they may not have received otherwise. Although there are many similar recreational and educational programs geared towards youngsters, PAL is the only program in existence that provides daily interaction with police officers in the community. Yes, indeed…every kid needs a PAL!
It is because of the dedication of all the volunteers and retired Sergeant Bob Kumazec that the Cleveland Police Foundation is proud to name the Cleveland Police Athletic League as its Community Partner of the Month for August 2021.