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 Who is Executive Director Tim Abram ?



Tim Abram was born and raised in Lakeland, FL and currently serves as the Executive Director for the Lakeland Police Athletic League (PAL). Annually, PAL serves over 1500 children in the Lakeland community. Tim has worked with troubled youth for over 27 years and has served as a mentor to thousands of children for the Department of Juvenile Justice Systems.

Tim graduated from Lake Gibson High in 1991, and later attended Grambling State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation/ Leisure Studies. While attending Grambling State University, Tim is very proud to have had the opportunity of playing football for the late legendary coach Eddie Robinson. Tim has since gone on to earn an MBA from Everest University in 2005, and he recently completed the Certified Public Manager certificate from Florida State University. Tim is married to Tomeka Abram and they have 3 boys; Corinthian, Timadre , Tylan  and 2 girls; Tinika  and Tia. Tim Abram continues to mentoring our youth and serve our local community with partnering up with many charities. Tim takes pride in living and following his Passion and Purpose by "Filing Playgrounds and Colleges and not Prisons."


Meet Tim Abram

              


Contact information: 
E-mail: [email protected] 
Phone: 863-834-2556-Cell: 863-510-4141

Who is Program Coordinator John Williams 



John was born and raised in Lakeland, FL. and graduated from Lake Gibson High School in 2006. He later attended the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio where he received his Bachelor of Science in Strength and Conditioning with a minor in Personal Training, while having the opportunity to play foot- ball on scholarship. After graduating, John worked 3+ years with Polk County Parks and Recreation serving as their Athletic Coordinator and League Liaison.
During his tenure, he helped strengthen community relationships through youth/adult leagues, field rentals and creating a fitness event at one of the parks where no event had previously existed. He also gained experience in special event planning, sponsorship training, assessing budgets and customer service training. He has always worked with kids through various summer youth camp programs and church activities. John looks forward to furthering his education through future training opportunities and currently serves as a Program Coordinator for the Lakeland Police Athletic League (PAL). 


Meet John Williams

                             



Contact John: [email protected]
Phone: 863-834-2556 Cell: 863- 529-3296

Who is Program Coordinator Shree Chamberlain


Shree was born in St. Louis, MO.. She moved to Lakeland Florida in 1994 and graduated from Lakeland Senior High School in 2000. She played point guard for her high school and college basketball team. She was also active on the high school track & field team and song for All County Chorus and Disney Candle Light for 4 years. She later attended University of Phoenix where she graduated with a Degree in Business Management with Concentration on Accounting.  Shree is continuing to peruse her goal to be a CPA. Shree has been a part of Lakeland PAL since 2011 as a volunteering as the Varsity Cheer Coach, where she has brought Lakeland PAL Varsity 6 1st Place trophies in the SFAPAL State Cheer Competition. Shree has also served as the PAL Mentoring Coordinator prior to accepting the position as the Lakeland PAL Program Coordinator.  Shree has mentored many teens from the ages of 4-18 at her time with PAL. Shree has helped assist for the last 6 years with implementing the National PAL Mentoring Day Events. Shree is married to Paul Demmings and they have 3 children together, that are also a part of many Lakeland PAL programs. Tariah Demmings 16, Tyrique Demmings 12 and Ta‚ÄôLeah Demmings 11.



Meet Shree Chamberlain

              

      

Contact Shree: [email protected]
Phone: 863-834-2556 Cell: 863- 430-9600






Meet our Volunteer Administration Staff





PAL Football Facilitator
Levi Highsmith


PAL  Cheer Coordinator
Kadian Parchment



PAL Assistant Cheer Coordinator
Saundra Villers







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