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Bangor, ME 04401 - 5118
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Police Athletic League

Police Athletic League (P.A.L.)

The Bangor Police Athletic League (PAL) has been in existence for 18 years. It is our mission to bring area youth and police officers together through a variety of sports and activities. In doing so, we hope to provide positive alternatives to inappropriate behavior while developing mutual respect and friendships. The results of this program benefit the entire community.

In 1987, Bangor PAL began by reintroducing youth football. Since then, we have grown dramatically and now offer the following programs:

· Baseball

· Basketball

· Football

· Mountain Biking

· Kayaking

· Hiking

· Golf

· Cheerleading

· Cross Country Skiing

· Sledding

· Supervised After School Program

· Reading

Our P.A.L. program is based in a building at Essex Woods Park. We have done extensive work on this 55-acre park that offers biking and walking trails, a basketball court, and a picnic and BBQ area. The on site lodge has been refurbished and offers a snack bar, billiards, video games, large screen TV, and computer work stations, all in an atmosphere of pine walls covered in a variety of sports memorabilia. The facility has been named The Essex Street PAL Center.

Bangor PAL is working hard to help lead our youth in a positive direction by providing role models who teach the qualities of self respect, honesty, discipline, motivation, humility, and control. These are essential elements in all champions, both on the athletic field and in life. Bangor P.A.L. has recently partnered with the Bangor Noontime Kiwanis’s in an effort to continue our quality programs with strong community involvement. We strive to keep Bangor area youth involved in positive activities as a way to avoid behavior that has a negative impact on their lives and our community.

The Bangor P.A.L is a not for profit organization with full 501 ( c ) 3 status.

The Bangor PAL is open summers, Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-4 p.m. After school fall and winter hours are Mon-Fri 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.