Published : Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 11:46 PM
The Pasadena Police Activities League (PAL) will hold its 15th annual Golden Badge Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 30 at the Pasadena Convention Center. This year’s commemorative “Through the Years” event which celebrates the 20th anniversary of Pasadena PAL will honor Steve Brockmeyer of Bolton & Company with the Golden Badge Award for his commitment to supporting the youth of Pasadena.
Retired Pasadena Police Chief Bernard K. Melekian, the Salvation Army and current Pasadena Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez will also be honored with PAL Service Awards in recognition of their meaningful efforts to build and maintain the PAL Program locally.
PAL, a national organization that came to Pasadena in 1997, partners the community’s youth 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 fabulous items and experiences. 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 through PayPal. For more information call (626) 791-1225.
The community’s participation will be greatly appreciated, particularly by the youth PAL will be able to serve.