PAL Day at the Penn Ice Rink
On Thursday, March 7, 2013, the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia (PAL) held the annual PAL Day at the Penn Ice Rink. Over 250 youngsters skated at the Penn Ice Rink in the historic Class of 1923 Arena. The rink, managed by Business Services, hosted 22 local PAL centers for an afternoon of free skating, with pizza and beverages provided courtesy of Coca-Cola. DPS officers and the Lower Merion High School Ice Hockey Team, along with other PAL officers and volunteers, joined the kids out on the ice, offering guidance and encouragement for new skaters and experts alike.
The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia (PAL) helps girls and boys develop self-esteem and ambition through a broad array of educational, athletic and cultural activities in a safe and fun environment. Established in 1947, PAL is a citywide network of centers serving thousands of girls and boys, ages 6-18. All programs and activities are free and supervised by on-duty Philadelphia Police Officers specially trained in youth development. PAL is “Cops Helping Kids” – a non-profit organization with generous support from the business community, foundations and individuals.