Atlanta Police Department Public Affairs
226 Peachtree Street SW • Atlanta, Georgia 30303
2012 Mayor’s Cup Amateur Boxing Championship & PAL Benefit
The 2012 Mayor’s Cup Amateur Boxing Championship & Benefit will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Atlanta Civic Center from 5pm-12am. This benefit is the only yearly fund-raiser for the Atlanta Police Athletic League (PAL). The proceeds will support an entire year of programming for Atlanta Youth. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.
This year citizens can bid on exciting silent auction items through our online auction site. http://www.32auctions.com/PAL There will also be an onsite raffle with many prizes including gift cards and flat screen television.
“Participation in the PAL program has had a positive impact on the children who attend one of the centers. There are countless stories of youth avoiding going down a dangerous path because of their participation in PAL programs.” says Chief George Turner.
This year’s matches feature 10 fights between Police Officers against Firefighters and other public safety officials. Atlanta Police Officer Alicia Turner will face off against Grady Hospital Paramedic Danielle Ashley.
PAL operates in two area centers and provides a multitude of activities for children in the Atlanta area. In addition to the boxing program, there are basketball, baseball, football, cheerleading and tennis programs. There are also dance and drama programs, homework assistance, computer training, a garden club and a summer camp.
Sponsors for the Mayor’s Cup include the Credit Union of Atlanta, The Gray Foundation
Macys, Americasmart, Farmers Market, Southern Actuarial Service, Lou Van Enterprises Inc, Tin Lizzy’s Cantina, The Coca Cola Company, Zenith American Solution, It’s All Custom T-Shirt & Embroidery and Darryl Allen’s Printing & Graphics.
ABOUT PAL: The Atlanta Police Athletic League is a non-profit charitable organization. PAL's purpose is to foster and encourage a spirit of trust, loyalty and value among the city of Atlanta's youth. PAL has implemented a variety of quality, organized activities that allow police officers, children, and volunteers to interact together. These activities teach moral, civic, academic and social principles to the participants, utilizing athletics as a basis for this interaction and teamwork.
The mission of the Atlanta Police Department is to reduce crime and promote the quality of life, in partnership with our community.