Cheerleaders win at Pop Warner nationals!

Congratulations to SFPAL Seahawks dance teams on their Florida wins! Both the Midgets and the Pee Wees placed second in their competitions, and the Junior Pee Wees placed third. Congratulations all!

Thanks to African American Art & Culture Complex, Creative Image Solutions, Lennar Urban and many individual donors for making this trip possible for our kids.

Three Seahawks cheer/dance teams advance

Seahawks cheerleaders at homecoming game

Seahawks cheerleaders at homecoming game

Breaking news!  Three Seahawks cheer/dance teams are advancing to the Pop Warner National championships in Orlando, Florida.  The teams will travel to Florida on December 7 and spend an intense week competing against other Pop Warner teams from all over the country.

The Junior Pee Wees (ages 8-10), the Pee Wees (ages 10-12) and the Midgets (ages 13-15) will all be competing on Thursday December 10.  The Midgets are the defending champions and will be fighting to hold on to this title.  Read more

Film premiere: “Champions: Celebrating 50 Years of SFPAL.”

This video was created for the 50th anniversary party of SFPAL in early November 2009. It highlights some of the police officers and civilian volunteers who have dedicated themselves so selflessly to the cause. And it highlights a few of the thousands of young success stories from the program.

SFPAL Packs Out 50th Anniversary Event

A sell-out crowd of over 400 people came out to celebrate 50 years of SFPAL history.  On Tuesday, October 20, 2009 the United Irish Cultural Center was packed to capacity.  Everyone cheered as emcee Renel Brooks-Moon inducted 19 coaches, mentors, police officers, and professional athletes into our inaugural Hall of Fame.

Senator Mark Leno came and presented a Resolution from the California Senate commending SFPAL. Assemblywoman Fiona Ma awarded each Hall of Fame inductee with a Certificate of Recognition.  Mayor Gavin Newsom proclaimed October 20, 2009 Police Activities League Day.

Thanks to all our supporters including

  • San Francisco Police Officers Association
  • Lennar Urban
  • Bode Concrete
  • Carpenters Local #22
  • Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
  • Riordan High School
  • University of San Francisco Athletics Dept.

Full list of SFPAL 50th anniversary supporters

50th Anniversary Slideshow

Welcome to the second 50 years

This year the San Francisco Police Activities League turned a half-century old. But along with the opportunity to look back at all our inspiring SFPAL champions — the kids who won the championships, the kids who tried, the kids who just worked hard everyday and the coaches who championed all of their causes every step of the way — it gives us a chance to look ahead. In this 50th year of SFPAL, our goal is no less to re-launch, re-energize, re-inspire the program that has benefitted so many young people in our community over the last five decades. So in the the coming months and years, you’re going to see a lot more talk and a lot more activity about this organization. You’re going to see more police involved. You’re going to see more civilians involved. You’re going to see more kids involved. You’re seeing our new website right now. And you’re going to be seeing new TV commercials to help drum up support. We’re hoping that, with the help of the community, this will be the best half-century SFPAL ever has.

Welcome to the new website

We wanted to make this more than a place where you could sign up and get schedules — though it’s even easier to do now than it was before. We wanted to make this an online community where you can browse through the history of this organization and post stories and photos of how you and your kids and teams and coaches are making SFPAL history of your own. Please take a few minutes to glance through all the sections and stories and the wonderful photos from the archives — maybe you’ll see an old picture of your dad, mom, grandpa, uncle or old school pal.

Welcome to the Hall of Fame

As part of our 50th anniversary celebration, we’ve established the SFPAL Hall of Fame and inducting some of the tireless supporters and coaches who’ve kept us going and made us proud for 50 years. The inaugural class of the Hall of Fame includes: Gus Bruneman, Ed Chow, Gary Delagnes, Heather Fong, Pete Franceschi Sr., Pete Gardner, Rotea Gilford, Earl Gonsolin, Dan Hance, Sophia Isom, Jim Meyer, Joe Mollo, Ray Musante, Kevin Restani, Vera Rogulsky, Donald Strickland, Kelly Waterfield, Thelma Williams.

View 50th Anniversary Hall of Fame Induction Slideshow

Welcome to your SFPAL

This organization could never have made it 50 years and will not make it another 50 years without the constant support of the community. If you want to donate, you can do it here, easier than ever. If you want to volunteer, you can do it here, too. If you have questions about how you can help, you can both answer them and ask them here. Please don’t be shy. We want your questions. And we want your feedback. SFPAL belongs to all of San Francisco, whether you’re an officer or a civilian, grownup or kid, whether you still live here or you just still love it.