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Police Athletic League’s 10th annual fundraiser August 10

The Escondido Police Athletic League (PAL) is hosting its 10th annual basketball fundraising game on August 10, at Escondido’s East Valley Community Center located at 2245 E. Valley Parkway.  

PAL and the Police Department say they are honored and excited for the 10th anniversary of this community event.  The event kicks off at noon with a display by members of the Escondido Swat Team. 

The game pits police officers and PAL coaches against a team of local teens who play in the PAL/ Recreation Basketball League. There will be great raffle prizes (grand prize will be a 50 inch television) and concessions provided by Mike’s BBQ.  During halftime there will be a police K-9 demonstration.

All proceeds support PAL, an after-school athletic and education program for Escondido children and teens. PAL benefits approximately 700 youths during the year.  PAL’s mission is to work with children to build their confidence and steer them away from alcohol, drugs and gangs.  

Tickets are $5 and are available at the Escondido Police and Fire Headquarters (1163 N. Centre City Parkway), the East Valley Community Center, and from Community Services at City Hall. There will also be plenty of tickets available at the event. If you wish to support PAL programs, but are unable to attend the game, you can purchase tickets and donate them to local children. To donate tickets, please contact retired LT Al Owens at aowens@escondido.org   Come out to cheer, eat and have fun.  The teens lead the series 6-3.   

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