Detroit PAL Diamond Sports Opening Day
Detroit PAL Diamond Sports Opening Day was a success! Diamond Sports was held on Saturday, June 8th begining at 9:30 AM at Maheras-Gentry Park. Thank you to DTE Energy Foundation, Detroit Tigers Foundation and Orchard's Children Services for making it possible for us to serve more than 1400 Detroit kids in diamond sports on clean and safe fields! Tim Richey, Detroit PAL CEO kicked off the event at 9:30 AM with opening remarks.
Guest speakers of sponsoring organizations, DTE Energy Foundation, Detroit Tigers Foundation and Orchard's Children's Services each spoke about the importance of building character through sports, changing the lives of so many young people, and had an important message for each kid to just have fun.
Detroit PAL Alumnus, Shannon Davis, was also in attendance and had a special message to the young ladies of Detroit PAL.
"I want to pursue more young female athletes to continue to participate in sports," said Shannon. "They need to know the importance of youth sports and I am here to help with that."
We want to send a special thank you to UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, Jefferson Chevrolet and James Martin Chevrolet who sponsored our Opening Day festivities.
The event was covered live by Fox 2 News' Jennifer Hammond. and pre-event coverage by WDIV early that morning. Tim Richey was also featured on WJLB Tuesday morning with CoCo, Foolish and Mr. Chase, and Wedensday Morning on Am 1200 with Angelo Anderson.
Detroit PAL Youth of the Year
Detroit PAL is proud of the thousands of youth we serve each year through our athletic and leadership programs. To demonstrate our support of young people throughout Metro Detroit, we have created a Detroit PAL Youth of the Year program to showcase one of our outstanding youth who has participated in our athletic programs for three or more years.The Detroit PAL Youth of the Year will attend Detroit PAL events throughout the 2013-2014 school year starting in August as a representative of the young people involved in Detroit PAL programs and will receive a scholarship for post High School education. In addition, the Detroit PAL Youth of the Year will be highlighted on our website and in our monthly newsletter. This opportunity will allow our Youth of the Year to enhance their public speaking skills while discussing their experiences in our programs and expose them to new and exciting opportunities and supporters of Detroit PAL!
To apply for Youth of the Year please download the links on the right panel. You can mail the application to our office or turn it in by hand by 5pm on June 14th.
Detroit PAL Alumni Association
Becoming a member of our alumni association is a fun way to show your support for Detroit PAL and stay connected with former teammates, coaches and volunteers. Membership keeps you informed on the latest Detroit PAL news and events, as well as gives you a forum to help improve the organization.
Best of all, you’ll be helping to ensure the continued success of Detroit PAL -- making it possible for more youth to participate in the same programs you loved as a kid.
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Phone: 313.833.1600 (x217) or 313.444.2718
Youth of the Year
To sign up for our Alumni Association please call us at (313) 833-1600
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Officer Darnell Hall, Olympic gold medalist, talks about the value of growing up with TDP programming.
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