Tuesday, March 18, 2014

KCPD And Local Biz Take Urban Core Students Mountain-Biking



Just a bit of Kansas City good news about police and local biz finding alternative activities for students . . .

Businesses, grant help Police Athletic League form mountain-biking club for youth

The inner-city youth served by the Police Athletic League of Kansas City will have the chance to go mountain-biking thanks to a grant and local businesses.

The Police Athletic League (PAL) will unveil the bikes and thank their sponsors at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the PAL Center at 1801 White Ave.

In addition to a grant, PAL teamed up with Epic Bike and Sport and Specialized to provide high-quality bikes for the youth to ride. This is allowing PAL to start a "Trailer Blazers" mountain bike club. One of the PAL youth even assisted Epic Bike and Sport staff in assembling the bikes and will be on the trails to assist should a bike need a minor repair or adjustment. So PAL youth not only will learn a life-long sport, they’re also learning career skills.

The Police Athletic League of Kansas City, Inc., relies on the generosity of citizens and corporations to provide the resources to keep the City’s youth active, productive and safe. The PAL Center is supervised by Kansas City Missouri Police officers who are assigned full-time to direct activities and oversee the youth. With the help of community volunteers, officers provide the youth of Kansas City with the proper guidance, life skills, and opportunities that will give them a better chance at a successful life.
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7 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Where's the story about the zoo?

Chad Creamer, marketing wizard said...

If there's one thing I know about troubled black youth in KC, it's that they absolutely LOVE mountain biking. Can't stop talking about it in fact.

P Bear said...

KC Mountain Bike Club...AKA...Moving target practice for the hoodies.

Anonymous said...

Better hide a GPS on those bike cause they be gone.

Anonymous said...

Everyone of these will end up at a pawn shop. Hell, ask the firefighters at the station on Independence Ave. & Van Brunt about the smoke alarms they are always giving away. They aren't for peoples homes. The black people take them because they are free and think they can pawn them. They will take absolutely anything.

Anonymous said...

Yea! Fuck the poor! We're rich and fuck all you fucking poor people so you can each shit and die!

P Bear said...

"The Police Athletic League of Kansas City, Inc., relies on the generosity of citizens and corporations to provide the resources to keep the City’s youth active, productive and safe."

Looks like they took their troupe to the Zoo on a field trip today about 3:00 pm.