On Thursday, May 19 at Pasadena Convention Center
Published : Friday, May 6, 2016 | 4:22 PM
The Pasadena Police Activities League (PAL) will hold its 14th annual Golden Badge Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 19 at the Pasadena Convention Center. This year’s “Summer Beach Party” themed event will honor Javier Arroyo of Toyota of Pasadena with the Golden Badge Award for his commitment to supporting the youth of Pasadena. Officer Anthony Riley of the Pasadena Police Department will also be honored with the Pal Service Award in recognition of his meaningful impact on the PAL Program through service.
PAL, a national organization that came to Pasadena in 1997, partners the youth of our community with the men and women of the Pasadena Police Department in a fun, safe, and nurturing environment while providing academic and cultural enrichment. PAL offers homework assistance, various sports, and a wide variety of special activities such as robotics and arts classes that give students an opportunity to build character and form a positive relationship with our community’s law enforcement. Currently, the PAL program serves an average of 120 children in grades 4-12 a day with over 200 more on the waiting list.
This is the organization’s primary fundraising event and proceeds from the evening are dedicated to reducing the waitlist and increasing the vital PAL programs.
The Golden Badge Awards will include dinner as well as silent and live auctions featuring an array of exciting items. The evening will also include an exclusive raffle drawing for a $2500 private jewelry shopping spree courtesy of local jeweler Mimi et Cie. Cocktails will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. Complimentary valet parking available.
To support Pasadena PAL, sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets are $175 each and can be purchased on the Pasadena Pal website www.pasadenapal.com through PayPal. For more information or to purchase raffle tickets in advance, call (626) 791-1225.
The community’s participation will be greatly appreciated, particularly by the youth PAL will be able to serve.