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Archived News Release from 2003

For Immediate Release

Redwood City’s PAL Basketball League Seeking Coaches

Redwood City, CA - January 9, 2003 - Redwood City PAL announces a great opportunity to help at-risk kids, and have a great time doing it! Volunteer coaches are needed for the upcoming season of 6th grade boys and girls basketball, as part of the Police Activities League Basketball program.

With a small commitment of time, volunteers can make a great difference in the life of the youth of Redwood City. Basketball games and practices will be held at Red Morton Community Center, Peninsula Boys and Girls Club, or Garfield School, Monday through Thursday in the afternoon and early evening. Most teams will play twice a week, and practice once a week in between game days. Volunteer coaches must complete a Volunteer Registration Form and be cleared through a fingerprinting process.

Volunteering to coach at-risk kids in PAL’s basketball program will make a difference in someone’s life – and make a difference in the volunteer’s life as well. Contact Rick Brown at the number above, or email rbrown@redwoodcity.org, for complete information.

The Redwood City Police Activities League is a nonprofit community-based organization providing intervention, prevention, and alternative programs to at-risk and economically challenged youth in Redwood City. PAL influences thousands of children and teen lives in positive ways each year. At its start, it served approximately 200 youth; today, it is regularly serving over 3,500 youth per year, thanks to the great volunteers who give of their time and energy.

The Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department provides recreational facilities and activities for all ages and interests, and supplies building and custodial services for City buildings. Redwood City Parks also operates the Fair Oaks Community Center, providing social, educational, and cultural activities, as well as information, referral, and counseling services to persons living in Redwood City and neighboring communities. Redwood City Parks is more than you think! Its website is located at www.redwoodcity.org/parks/.

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Rick Brown
Youth Sports Coordinator
(650) 780-7335


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