May 122017

Key West Police Officers Karl Malsheimer and Rich Thomas during the 2016 Cops N Kids race to benefit PAL.

The Key West Police Athletic League and the Key West Police Department is urging the community to participate in Saturday’s Cops N Kids 5K walk/run starting at 8 a.m. at Horace O Bryant School.

Participants can sign up on line at or sign up the morning of the event.

PAL’s programs are designed to get children involved in sports and in educational programs. It provides a safe place where kids can go after school and on weekends. It encourages teamwork and strong self-esteem. Members of the Key West Police Department donate their time and effort to help with an array of programs that include boxing and basketball. PAL supports computer classes after school and provides entertaining and educational camps during the summer and on holidays.

First incorporated in 1910, PAL is a juvenile crime prevention program that relies heavily on education, athletics and recreational activities to tighten the bond between cops and kids.

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 May 12, 2017  Posted by at 12:20 am Issue #218, News, Special Event  Add comments