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.