The Fort Myers Police Athletic League (PAL) prides itself on providing social, cultural, recreational, and educational programs, events, and activities for youth within the City of Fort Myers at little to no cost. PAL strives to mentor and teach strong character skills such as teamwork, honesty and integrity. Our educational activities expose youth to positive experiences many have not encountered before. PAL strives to connect law enforcement and youth in a positive way. PAL utilizes athletics as well as recreational and educational activities to instill positive life principles and character building tools.
Many programs are coached or chaperoned by committed police officers who believe in the philosophy that to build a better future for Fort Myers, you have to start with the youth. Police officers and other responsible adults volunteer their time to lead the activities. The practices and events give children fun activities to participate in and keep them busy. At the same time, the officers serve as positive role models for the youngsters. The goal of PAL is to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens: "Every child deserves an opportunity to realize their potential. It is amazing to watch these kids grow, learn and develop confidence. They are the leaders of tomorrow. We are challenging you, the members of this community, to support our future leaders."
Boxing -One of Fort Myers PAL's most popular programs
Football -Serves as a core sport for the spring/summer season
Cheerleaders- Encouraging team spirit and working together
YDP-(Youth Directors Program) -Aspiring leaders that desire to give back to the community by performing community service and learning skills
Basketball - Stars PAL Junior NBA
Visit www.fmpolice.com for schedules
A Great Board concentrates on the bigger picture and the oversight. To prevent our youth from getting lost in this great sea of life. The men and women that sit on the Board of the Fort Myers Police Athelectic League selflessly strives to make a difference one youth at at time.
Lamar Campbell - Officer with the Fort Myers Police Department since 2013. Officer Campbell oversees the PAL Program setting the goals for our young men and women high, so they may succeed on every playing field. The Fort Myers Police Atheletic League are molding leaders to a new height. “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin
Who is a coach? someone who inspires the young men and women to give their best in order to discover what they already know. They are leaders at heart! Volunteers of the City of Fort Myers dedicate their time to buiding a better future for their youth.
“Fort Myers Athletic League promotes strong character and positive life skills in youth through athletic, educational and civic activities.”