Release Date/Time: 9/26/2014 4:08 PM
Incident: Salinas PAL Youth Center - Ribbon Cutting
Date: Friday, 9/26/2014
Time: 4:08 PM
Location: 100 Howard Street
Release Authorized by: Officer Angel Gonzalez
Telephone: (831) 970-7874
MEDIA RELEASE Media Contact: Officer Angel Gonzalez
Phone: (831) 970-7874
Salinas Police Activities League to open
PAL Youth Center doors
(Salinas, CA – September 29th) The Salinas Police Activities League is announcing that they will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony of their 'Salinas PAL Youth Center” on Monday September 29th.
The project, which has updated and breathed new life into the old California National Guard Armory, allows Salinas PAL to have a central hub for all of the programs that they offer to the youth of the community. 'The center allows us to expand current programs that will continue to bridge the gap between the community and police officers,” said Salinas Police Officer and PAL Executive Director Angel Gonzalez. 'While the building still has some work to be done, we felt that it was most important to open the doors and get kids involved in our programs.” Youth will be able to participate in programs coached and mentored by the very police officers who are patrolling the streets as well as community minded volunteers who want to help Salinas PAL fulfill its mission of providing a safe and nurturing environment for recreational, educational, cultural, and social programs while bridging the gap between police officers, youth, and the community. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 5pm on the front steps of the center. Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony.
For over 22 years, the Salinas Police Activities League has been providing FREE programs to the youth of our community ages 5-18. These programs have ranged from archery to tennis, and the addition of the building will allow Salinas PAL to expand its current programs. 'We are extremely thankful for the community partnerships and donations that have brought us to this point. We can't thank each and every individual, company, and group enough. This is a great day for Salinas PAL and our entire community,” said Officer Gonzalez.
'Salinas Police Activities League to open
PAL Youth Center doors”
100 Howard Street
Monday September 29, 2014, 5:00pm
For information or to donate, call (831) 970-7874 or visit www.SalinasPAL.org.
About PAL: The Salinas Police Activities League is a non-profit organization that prides itself on providing FREE programs, events and activities for the youth of Salinas. Salinas PAL's primary focus is on social, cultural, recreational, educational, and sports programs, events and activities that will grow with your child. PAL strives to mentor and teach strong character skills such as teamwork, honesty and integrity. Most of the activities expose the Salinas youth to positive experiences that many have never encountered before. Our programs are coached and chaperoned by the very same committed police officers who patrol our streets and community minded volunteers who believe in our mission. Salinas PAL believes in the philosophy that to build a better future for Salinas, you have to start with the youth.