On Saturday, September 10, 2016 SF PAL Seahawks Tiny Mites faced off against their rivals from Monterey, California (Marina). The Marina team brought heavy hitters which were matched by the Seahawks; who had their game faces on even prior to the weigh-ins. Coaches from both teams did a great job putting the young players in a position to make great plays. The crowd; led by the Seahawks Cheer Squad, exploded when the Seahawks scored a 40 yard touchdown early on in the game. All in all, it was a great team effort on both sides and a fun day for team SF PAL. Click on the above photo to view photos from the game.
The San Francisco Police Activities League – SF PAL Cadet Program – held it’s 1st annual Canned Food Drive benefiting St. Anthony’s Foundation; an organization dedicated to helping those who are less fortunate in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. The 2016 SF PAL Canned Food Drive was a tremendous success due to a collaborative effort with Costco SF, San Francisco Police Credit Union, and the San Francisco Police Department. We collected over 2000 canned and packaged goods for donation. We all pitched in to lend a helping hand to members of our own community. A special thanks goes out to Captain Greg Yee of the SFPD Regional Training Facility, Captain John Sanford of Park Station, Captain Teresa Ewins of Tenderloin Station, Wendy Shipley of the San Francisco Police Credit Union, Donny Perez of Costco SF, and to Lydia Bransten of St. Anthony’s Foundation for helping to organize this event.
On June 9, 2016 Aaron & Matthew Jimenez; better know as double trouble, of SF PAL’s Judo Program were recognized by Sensei Bill Wong for academic excellence. Not only do the Jimenez brothers excel in judo, but they also excel in academics. Both achieving straight A’s in school. Congratulations to both of you. You are an example to your fellow classmates. Continue to develop your mind, body, and soul. We are very proud of both of you.
On June 3, 2016 Cadet Sergeant Samantha Morales graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy. The graduation ceremony was held at the magnificent St. Mary’s Cathedral. Samantha will be continuing her education at Holy Name University located in Oakland, California. Samantha wants to pursue a career in law enforcement. We are all very proud of Samantha and wish her the very best in her future endeavors.
Also graduating from I.C.A. in the same class as Samantha is a newly accepted PAL Cadet; Nely Rodriguez. We look forward to seeing Nely in our up coming Summer Cadet Academy Class starting June 13th. Congratulations Nely! Welcome to the SF PAL Cadet Program.
On Thursday, June 2, 2016 SF PAL hosted its annual Golf Tournament and Fundraiser at Sharp Park Golf Course located in Pacifica, California. The golf course, designed by Allister Mackenzie, boasts spectacular views of the California coastline and is considered one of the most scenic locations which hosts a challenging golf course. It was a great day for competition, but more so it was a great day to support SF PAL and its many programs. A group of over eighty golfers took on the course and posted some great scores. The tournament was won by a contingent from Tenderloin Station; Daniel Faulkner, Patrick Machi, Kevin Nestor, and Michael White, who posted a score of 60. Their names will appear on the perpetual PAL Golf Trophy and the trophy will be displayed at the Police Officers’ Association building in San Francisco. The day was a huge success in raising funds for PAL’s youth programs. Thank you to all of our players, donors, and sponsors for supporting PAL. We would also like to give a special thank you Eric Farber of Pacific Worker’s Compensation – Farber & Company Attorneys for sponsoring the Harley Davidson and four Nike gift cards (valued at $250/each) for the tournament. Unfortunately no one made a hole-in-one to win the Harley Davidson, but there is always next year. We would also like to thank executive chef Kevin Ramsey of Sharp Park for being a very gracious host. Hope to see all of you next year. To view photos from the event, please click here!
On May 28, 2016 SF PAL’s own Cadet Sergeant Dexter Cato graduated from Gateway High School and was recognized by his student body and faculty as being the most community service oriented student in his graduating class. Dexter will continue his education at the prestigious UC Berkeley; subsequently pursuing a career in law enforcement. We want to congratulate him on his accomplishments and wish him much success in his future endeavors. Congratulations Dexter.
On Sunday, May 22nd, SF PAL in conjunction with San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department held “The Kids’ Games” track and field event at the historic site at Kezar Stadium.
Community youths ranging in age from 8 to 13 participated in various events including 50, 100 and 200 Meter races as well as a 4×100 relay and a long jump competition. Ribbons were awarded and food was served making it a great day to share with the community we serve.
SF PAL would like to thank Retired Captain Rick Bruce for organizing the event as well as Nathan Birnbaum from the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. A special thank you goes to the kind folks at Boston Properties for their help in putting on this event. Let’s do it again next year!
On a beautiful, crisp Saturday morning, SFPAL made its presence felt at the annual Ocean Beach Clean-Up. PAL Cadets joined with other community members to celebrate Earth Day by getting together to tidy up beautiful Ocean Beach, one of San Francisco’s most famous landmarks. It’s just one more way that SFPAL shows its love for The City it serves.