To bring law enforcement, kids and families together in a positive, safe environment through sports and academics to build a strong community.
Many youth in Manatee County live in neighborhoods threatened by gangs, drugs, violence and poverty. The Manatee Sheriff’s Office reports that the most prevalent youth crimes are assault, burglary and vandalism. Studies show that youth engaged with law enforcement officers and other adult mentors are less likely to become involved in these types of crime. PAL provides a safe place where athletics and academic reinforcement instill pride, responsibility, self-confidence, teamwork and respect. We strive to be the most affordable and outstanding sports program in Manatee County.
With our dedicated volunteers and law enforcement coaches in the program, PAL provides many opportunities for youth to learn and grow. College scholarships can be the roadmap out of circumstances that prohibit success. PAL athletes often receive college sports and academic scholarships to pursue their education after high school. We believe this is an important way for youth to travel toward success in life. At PAL positive values are taught and support is always provided.
|Deputy Ralph Bryant||Football Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Phyllis Burke||Cheer Directoremail@example.com|
|Deputy Francine Houston||Assistant Director||(941) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gina Marie Spicer||Director of Fundraising/Events/Programsemail@example.com|
- 10-U, 12-U, 14-U, 8-U, Flag
- Manatee Police Athletic League
202 13th Avenue East, Bradenton, Florida, 34208