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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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.
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!
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.
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
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.
Thank you to all who came out to celebrate our 20th Anniversary at The Hollywood PAL Awards! A huge thank you to our emcee Tom LaBonge, Councilman Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, Captain Cory Palka, LAFD Chief Jerome Boyd and LAPD Assistant Chief Beatrice Grimala for your participation in helping to honor our kids and PAL Awards recipients.
We were thrilled to present awards to Pauley Perrette, Sgt II Darrel Davis and LAFD Inspector Eugene Andrews for their tireless dedication to our Hollywood community and to the kids.
Please join us for a memorable evening featuring music, dinner and dancing to benefit the LAPD Hollywood Police Activities League.
In addition to celebrating Hollywood PAL’s 20th Anniversary, Community Leadership Awards will be presented to
Eugene Andrews (LAFD)
Darrell Davis (LAPD)
Pauley Perrette (Actress & Activist)
All proceeds raised from this event will be used to fund PAL’s after school activities and crime prevention programs for children ages 6-17 in Hollywood.
Throughout the evening guests will have the opportunity to bid on Silent and Live Auction items and enjoy high level entertainment!
Preview items and get the latest news on the event by heading to the PAL Awards website.
On Saturday, August 27th, from 10am-2pm at 6501 Fountain, Hollywood PAL will host its annual end-of-summer family picnic. But this year, there is an added celebration in honor of Hollywood PAL’s 20th year, and volunteers from Warner Bros. Entertainment are coming out to help host! PAL Fest 2016 will feature music, carnival games, face painting, loteria, and lots of prizes and surprises. All of our PAL kids and their families are invited to attend this special birthday celebration.
On July 30th, Andrew Franco earned his black belt at the Hollywood PAL school of Martial Arts. Families and friends came to watch the three hour long test that was a demonstration of Andrew’s commitment to the study Martial Arts. He had been putting in extra training hours and working hard on his personal essay, and the panel was very proud to award him the honor of a black belt. His sister Samantha Franco also tested and was promoted to red belt-black stripe and Miguel Sanchez to red belt. Congratulations to our 13th Hollywood PAL Black Belt! Thank you for being an inspirational role model and teacher to fellow PALs.
The Hollywood PAL Scholarship Program started 9 years ago and continues to be a great source of pride for the community. On August 9th, the Hollywood PAL Scholarship Committee and the Board of Directors hosted a special luncheon at the Lucky Strike in Hollywood to honor the recipients and their families. We are proud to honor the 2016-2017 Hollywood PAL Scholarship recipients.
Carlos Calderon, Cal State University Northridge
Jennifer Martinez, UC Santa Barbara
Daisy Mendez, San Diego State University
Elvia Cruz-Garcia, UC Santa Barbara
Xavier Canul, Santa Monica College
Susana Martinez Robles, LA Community College
Jason Siu, Loyola High School