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On Thursday, November 2nd, Hollywood PAL hosted the 2017 Hollywood PAL Awards Gala: Dia de los Muertos at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Over 250 guests enjoyed a festive celebration of community with delicious food, exhilarating music by the Big O’ Nasty Get Down Band and Angela Parrish, and an luxurious silent auction featuring Hollywood’s finest goods and entertainment. At the gala, Hollywood PAL presented Beatrice Girmala and Mitch O’Farrell with 2017 Community Leadership Awards as well as Donelle Dadigan with the Heart of Hollywood Award. PAL kids Liliana Garcia and Jose Ortega were recognized as well for being this year’s PAL Kids of the Year. The menu included delicious food from Soul Hollywood, El Floridita and Loteria Grill Hollywood, while the bar was hosted by Firestone Brewery, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and One Hope Winery. Meanwhile K&L presented the Hollywood PAL Wine Wall! Special thanks to our fantastic table sponsors without which Hollywood PAL would not be able to serve over 600 kids each year with high-quality after-school activities and mentoring.

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Twelve Hollywood PAL kids worked with muralist Man One to envision, create and produce a stunning mural in celebration for their community. Under the leadership of the nonprofit organization Arts Bridging the Gap, the entire experience has been truly inspiring for the participants and the police officers – so inspiring that another mural has been planned for Hollywood!  Painting will begin November 18th. For more information about the project, please check out the Arts Bridging the Gap Facebook Page.

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On July 17th, nineteen girls showed up to the PAL Office ready for their week of learning life skills. PAL Officer Ericka Abrams and Jr. Cadet Officer Zandy Terrones planned a nonstop, riveting week of workshops, guest speakers, bonding and empowerment.  A huge thank you to our community partners and friends who made all of this possible!

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This summer, the Hollywood PAL Officers decided to try something new, something that would change kids lives forever. They designed a Young Men’s Enrichment Academy and a Young Women’s Empowerment Academy, both for the purpose of teaching life skills. Last week, the young men completed their week and the results were incredible. Thanks to our community partners, these young men learned how to tie a tie, budget their spending, communicate with adults, basic self defense skills, how to do an oil change, the value of a day’s hard work and so much more. These youth were transformed! A huge thank you to our partners and the friends who made this week possible.

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Get your giggles, and feel good about it, too!  Because Hollywood PAL is hosting a comedy showcase that is sure to be a night of hilarity!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 6:45 PM – 9:30 PM

Purchase general admission tickets for $35 or upgrade to VIP ($75) for open bar, free parking, hot hors d’oeuvres and a private pre-reception. Sponsorship packages available as well ranging from $1,000-$10,000.

VIP Reception – 6:45pm-8:00pm
Comedy Show –  8:00pm-9:30pm 

For more information, please call Kitty Gordillo at (323) 467 7114 or head to the event website – www.standupforpal.eventbrite.com

THE LINE UP:

Brett Riley – Emcee
Adam Ray
Alonzo Bodin
Thom Tran
Paul Rodriguez
Johnny Sanchez

Proceeds from this event to benefit Hollywood’s low-income youth with gang prevention programs. Donations are tax-deductible.

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The 2017 Celebrity Bowling Tournament took place on Sunday, May 7, 2017. The event welcomed over 200 guests and raised essential funds for Hollywood PAL’s youth program. Champion Real Estate took home the team trophy, a LA Smash Cake! Special thanks to Fresh Brothers for catering the event and of course, Lucky Strike for hosting. More pictures available on Facebook.

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On Tuesday, April 4th, Hollywood PAL will host a charity poker tournament to raise funds for its programs. Taking place in the heart of Hollywood at Ohm Nightclub, players and non-players will enjoy specialty cocktails by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Luxury prizes await the final ten players while non-players and finished players keep the competition alive in The Game Room hosted by Dave & Busters, where everybody’s a winner!

Arrive as early as 6pm for a lesson in how to play Texas hold’em and bring your poker face! Play starts at 7pm. Book online through Eventbrite at https://allinforpal.eventbrite.com or contact Kitty Gordillo at 323 467 7114, kgordillo@hollywoodpal.org.
Tickets: $1,000 – Table Host
Start out the tournament at a table with your friends! Includes entrance, seat, and first buy-in for 9 players. Plus, first round on us, sponsor dealer button, signage, website and social media recognition.

$100 – Individual Ticket
A reserved seat at a table, includes first buy-in

$25 – Viewing Only
Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while you watch the excitement from the sidelines.

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As we kick off the Hollywood PAL Spring Soccer Season, come join us for our opening day Soccer Showcase Tournament this Saturday March 4th  at Helen Bernstein High School.

 

What:   Hollywood PAL Spring 2017 Soccer, Opening Ceremonies Showcase Tournament

Where: Helen Bernstein High School Soccer Field – 1309 N Wilton Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90028

When: Saturday March 4th 8:30AM – 2:00PM

 

8:30  – 8:45 AM Welcome and Presentation of the Teams

9:00 – 12:00 PM Elimination brackets for Showcase Tournament Games – All teams/divisions will play 20 minute elimination matches leading to our Showcase Tournament Champion for the day.

12:20 PM – U12 Showcase Final

1:10 PM   – U10 Showcase Final

1:10 PM – U8 Showcase Final

1:45 PM – U14 Showcase Final

We would also like to thank this year’s Soccer Team Sponsors: Blessed Sacrament, Cedars Rotary Club, Crescent Heights/Palladium, Dinosaur Coffee, East Hollywood Neighborhood Council, Hard Rock Cafe, Harry’s Auto Collision, Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood Museum, Mill Creek, Pantages Theatre, Paramount Pictures, and Blue Palms Restaurant. We want to give an extra shout out to Pauley Perrette for sponsoring four teams!

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Hollywood PAL is the proud partner of the 2017 National PAL Mentoring Grant. While mentoring has been an important part of our mission, this grant will help us to create a structure for mentor training and mentee tracking. Officer Abrams, who has been overseeing the Tutoring Program, has taken the lead for the Mentoring Program as well. The Hollywood PAL policy is that any child who has a G.P.A under 2.0 must be placed on academic probation and attend tutoring in order to stay in PAL. We currently have 36 kids being tutored. These children and a few others have been selected for the mentoring program as well.  PAL Officers as well as select staff and volunteers will be trained as mentors and work with 5-10 kids each this year with the support of National PAL’s mentor curriculum. We are excited to see how these children are impacted by having a mentor. If you are interested in volunteering with the tutoring and mentoring program please come see Officer Abrams in the office.

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It’s official! The best Super Bowl party in town will be at one of the hottest club in Hollywood… The Avalon! Sit back with your crew in a private VIP booth, watching the game on a giant screen or take your view from the top while participating in a Foosball tournament. There will be games, prizes, pools and good will since all proceeds go to charity!

All guests enjoy…
Big Screen Superbowl Viewing
Access to Premium Bar and Food
Foosball Tournament
Raffle, Pools, Prizes and more!

Tickets range from $25-$450 with various drink packages. Purchase tickets online through Eventbrite (www.superbowlshowdown.eventbrite.com) or call the Hollywood Police Activities League at 323 467 7114 for direct booking or more information about the event.