As we approach the end of summer and the start of the fall season, you can’t help but notice the kids at Douglass Park, Riverside Park, Crispus Attucks, Brookside Park and Tabernacle Field playing football.
So many people volunteer countless hours to make sure that our kids can have the opportunity to play football.
Last week we attended the Police Athletic League’s (PAL) annual jamboree at Crispus Attucks. We sat down with Micah Moon, league commissioner and this week’s coach of the week, to find out more about the Police Athletic League.
Officer Micah Moon is a 20-year veteran of the Indianapolis Police Department. As a police officer, he is currently involved in the Community Affairs Department, where he serves as the football commissioner for the Police Athletic League (PAL).
Officer Moon is entering his seventh season as the commissioner. He oversees approximately 350 youth ages 6-12 years old and more than 70 volunteer coaches and league officials.
PAL consists of 15 different teams and the league is funded by the Indy PAL board members, private business donations and private individual donations. In order for PAL to serve our community and allow every child to participate, each child only has to pay a participation fee of $10.
This league would not be possible without the dedication of the volunteer coaches, parents and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department administration.
The Police Athletic League received an equipment donation from USA Football that made sure that all youth involved in the would be appropriately equipped with new helmets and shoulder pads.
If you wish to make a donation, call the Police Athletic League at (317) 327-3187.