Detroit Police Athletic League (Detroit PAL)

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Mr. Fred Hunter, Chief Executive Officer
Primary Contact Name
Kira Borum
Main Address

Detroit Police Athletic League (Detroit PAL)
1680 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
United States

PAL Recreation Center
6945 Wagner Street
Detroit, MI 48210
United States

What We Do

In 1969, the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) was founded and since then has been supported by many of the biggest names in Detroit. The organization began as an initiative to create safe and supportive places for kids to play while building positive relationships between the police department and the community. Detroit PAL is now integrated in the fabric of the Detroit community where parents and schools connect to programs for youth that develop their confidence and motivation to go far in life. Detroit PAL provides year-round programming in sports and youth enrichment for more than 10,000+ participants through the efforts of 1,000 volunteers and mentors. We focus on teaching values both during and “After the Game” where youth learn transferable life lessons. - Excerpt from our State of PAL Impact Report

Interesting Info
  • Between 2007-2018, we served 143, 044 participants !
  • Between 2007-2018, our volunteers had a collected estimate of 2,789,996 volunteer hours!
  • Since developing the Girls Changing the Game initiative in 2012, there has been an 8.4% annual growth in girl participation in sports.
Geographic Location

Detroit, Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with Us Year-Round!
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