Watsonville Police Activities League Adds New Location


The goal of the Watsonville Police Athletic League (PAL) is to guide youngsters towards responsible and mature citizenship; provide a common platform of growth for police officers, youth, and residents; encourage the principle of good will, friendship, and sportsmanship. PAL is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is funded by community sponsors/donations and grant programs.

The Watsonville Police Department established the Watsonville PAL program as a youth crime prevention alternative in 1998. PAL has run activities at their current facility at 130 Rodriguez St, since its establishment. This location on the south end of town has made it difficult for Watsonville Police Athletic League Adds New Location children on the north end of town to take advantage of PAL’s programming. The PAL Board of Directors’ long desire of expanding the services to youth is now being fulfilled and hopes to serve more youth in a new area of town.

Thanks to the collaboration efforts between PAL and Neighborhood Services Division, PAL expanded its services by opening a second facility at 37 Davis Avenue, the former home of Neighborhood Services. This facility will allow PAL to provide the much needed positive outlets to children in this area.

A grand opening will be held on October 9th and will feature many activities for the children and a celebratory BBQ. McGruff the Crime Dog and Crime Pup will be there to help celebrate the opening of this new facility! PAL programming at the Davis location began on September 12th with a play day and obstacle course for youth. Future fall programming plans include an after school homework program. More programs will be added as funding becomes available and interest and need are determined. Individuals interested in getting involved with PAL programming or to volunteer with PAL can contact WPAL at (831) 763-4146.

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