The Police Athletic Leagues sports department in conjunction with The Morningside Park Conservancy who were joined by dozens of youth throughout the northern Manhattan community of Harlem in a collegiate level basketball training clinic. “I look forward to making my dreams come true, I’m trying to make it to the NBA” said an 11year old girl, who aspires to break down barriers in her athletic endeavors.
All the clinic participants were educated not just in the fundamentals of basketball understanding but also in environmental preservations and enhancement of the almost 30-acre park.
“I’ve learned so much about nature and sports today” a young member of the PAL’s Harlem Center stated.
For over 100 years the Police Athletic League, together with NYPD and the law enforcement community, supports and inspires New York City youths to realize their full individual potential as productive members of society through sports and recreation. Now with the unification of the PAL and the Morningside Park Conservancy who are dedicated to cultivating the gardens and improving the park for the enjoyment of the community at large we are continuing the growth and development for all residents of Harlem.
Written by John Green