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"FILLING PLAYGROUNDS NOT PRISONS"

  • New Addition to Lakeland PAL

    Rakeem Rutherford was born and raised in Morganton, NC. He comes to Lakeland after a year in South Florida as a Professional Scout for Athletes USA. Rakeem was a high school standout in football and basketball. He played collegiate football at Emory & Henry College. In his senior year, he was vot...

  • FUTURE HOME OF THE PAL HURRICANES

    It is with great pleasure that we announce the City of Lakeland has procured almost 18 acres of land. This land is now the home of the Lakeland PAL Hurricanes  City of Lakeland Police Athletic League  This new ground will be used  for football, baseball, concession house, dog park and other ameni...

  • LAKELAND PAL CLEAN SWEEP! STATE OF FLORIDA CHEER COMPETITION

    12/01//2018 LAKELAND PAL ENTERED THIS YEARS 2018 STATE OF FLORIDA CHEER COMPETITION WITH 4 AMAZING TEAMS. WITH A CLEAN SWEEP, LAKELAND PAL TAKES HOME 3 1ST PLACE, 1 2ND PLACE AND OVERALL SPIRIT CUP WINNERS!

About Our Club

The Lakeland Police Athletic / Activities League, Inc. was formed to prevent juvenile crime and violence utilizing recreation-oriented juvenile crime prevention programs that relies heavily upon athletics, recreational activities, and education to help kids go right and stay right. Through our crime prevention programs, our mission and commitment is to "fill playgrounds, not prisons."

The first Police Athletic League was formed back in 1910 when Captain Jon Sweeney of the New York City Police Department had the insight to offer inter-city youth some positive experiences which involved law enforcement.

He began the Police Athletic League or PAL knowing that the program would influence the youths significantly. Police involvement and supervision where children engaged in group activities such as the classrooms, playgrounds, and athletic and sporting facilities helped to position Police Officers as friends.Today, PAL serves more than 1.5 million youths between the ...
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