Published : Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 4:40 PM
The Pasadena Police Activities League (PAL) will hold its 16th annual Golden Badge Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 22 at Noor in the Paseo. This year’s Golden Badge Awards – The Magic of Motown creates a special opportunity for us to revisit the “Sounds of Young America” as an inspirational mainstay in the evolution of music while simultaneously celebrating the continued successes of the Pasadena Police Activities League (PAL). PAL will honor Abel Ramirez of El Portal and Sindee Riboli of Sharp Seating with the Golden Badge Award for their commitment to supporting the youth of Pasadena. Officer Roxanne Haines will also be honored with PAL Service Awards in recognition of her service from a PAL kid to the PAL Director.
This year is the 21st anniversary of PAL, a national organization that came to Pasadena in 1997. It 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 110 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 fabulous items and experiences. The evening will also include an exclusive raffle drawing for a $2,000 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.
To support Pasadena PAL, sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets are $175 each and can be purchased on the Pasadena Pal website www.pasadenapal.com/events . For more information or to purchase raffle tickets in advance, call Jill Hawkins – (626) 791-1225 x 701.
The community’s participation will be greatly appreciated, particularly by the youth Pasadena PAL will be able to serve.