Police Athletic League (PAL)

About the Program
Police Athletic League (PAL) is a not-for-profit organization which promotes partnerships between youth, law enforcement, and the community through educational, athletic, and recreational programs designed to encourage team building and foster positive relationships.

PAL offers sports, educational, social and other recreational activities for boys and girls ages 8 to 17. PAL prides itself on providing social, cultural, recreational, and educational programs, events, and activities for youth within the City of Fort Myers at little to no cost. PAL strives to mentor and teach strong character skills such as teamwork, honesty, and integrity. PAL educational activities expose youth to positive experiences many have not encountered before.

PAL holds many different types of boys and girls youth sporting events along with many other enriching youth educational activities that are conducted in a safe, supervised environment. PAL events are held at various locations throughout the state giving youth the opportunity to visit new places and broaden their horizons.

Program Goals
PAL strives to connect law enforcement and youth in a positive way. PAL utilizes athletics as well as recreational and educational activities to instill positive life principles and character building tools.

The goal of PAL is to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens: Every child deserves an opportunity to realize their potential. It is amazing to watch these kids grow, learn and develop confidence. They are the leaders of tomorrow. We are challenging you, the members of this community, to support our future leaders.

Program Benefits
Many programs are coached or chaperoned by committed police officers who believe in the philosophy that to build a better future for Fort Myers, you have to start with the youth. Police officers and other responsible adults volunteer their time to lead the activities. The practices and events give children fun activities to participate in and keep them busy. At the same time, the officers serve as positive role models for the youngsters.

Donations
PAL is a not-for-profit organization serving over 400 youth annually by providing athletic, educational and social programs to area children. PAL is a 501(c)(3)not-for-profit organization. and holds tax ID no. 650118480. A donation of any amount is appreciated.

Get Involved
Field trips are one way you can be involved with at PAL. For many PAL youth, attending a PAL Tournament may be the first time they have left the city or neighborhood. By supporting PAL, you are enabling us to create opportunities for youth to participate in positive activities and therefore further reduce juvenile crime.
  1. Baseball & Softball
  2. Basketball
  3. Boxing
  4. Flag Football
  5. Youth Director's Program
  6. Cheerleading
Baseball & Softball
PAL has exciting opportunities for youth to learn and play the nation's national pastime. PAL baseball teaches young people the social skills needed in life through the time-honored traditions such as teamwork, fair play, and sportsmanship. PAL baseball was created to offer any eligible child with a desire to play, an opportunity to be a part of a team, regardless of their individual skill level. Participants also compete in Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit and Run Program. Baseball season runs from January - May.

Baseball Practices
The baseball teams are able to practice at the STARS Complex at:
2980 Edison Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33916