Quarterly Newsletter
May 2014     
Jax PAL E-News

"PAL Today...Leader for Life"
Kids Corner 
JAXEX High Achievers Partners with
PAL's Workforce Development Program 
JaxPAL is proud to announce its partnership with JAA and JAXEX for the inaugural JAXEX High Achievers youth initiative, a component of PAL's Workforce Development program. Students will learn about various opportunities within the aviation field and participate in manyhands-on workshops. Our goal is for PAL kids to learn about careers in aviation and encourage them to reach for the stars. To see more photos click here
Gone Fishing  
PAL kids have big fish stories to tell thanks to professional fisherman and JSO Lt. Steve Mullen. He and a number of JSO officers are teaching the PAL students about the sport of fishing and taking them on weekly fishing trips. Special thanks to the FOP Foundation for sponsoring the fishing poles and equipment for the Club.
PAL Kids Plant Community Garden   
This year PAL is fighting childhood obesity by partnering with the NFL Play 60 to emphasis the importance of eating healthy and getting plenty of exercise. To do so, the students at the Eastside PAL are getting their hands dirty by planting a garden with veggies such as collards, radishes, swiss chard, spinach, and mustard. This hands on project has taught the kids responsibility, nutritional values and the importance of outdoor activities. 
In This Issue
Kids Corner
Event Highlight
Donor Spotlight
Volunteer Spotlight
Athlete Spotlight
Special Thanks
Your tax deductible donation of $80 can send a deserving child to Camp PAL for a week of STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) enrichment activities!  
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- Hand Sanitizer 
- Hand Soap 
- Nutritious Snacks 
-100% juice 
- Bottled Water 
- Paper Towels 
-Toilet Paper 
- Arts and Craft Supplies
Supplies may be dropped off at any PAL Location  
Items Needed: 
- Pole Vault Station/Equipment 
- Hurdles (sets) 
- Starting Blocks 
- Starting Pistols 
- Marking Machines 
- Shot Put / Discus (sets)
 If you are interested in making a donation toward these items
Event Highlight
Sheriff's Round-Up for PAL 
Thank you to all who made the Sheriff's Round-Up for PAL a success! We appreciate everyone who attended the event on March 29 and helped us raised over $97,000 to continue providing educational, athletic, teen leadership and workforce development program services to over 2,200 Jacksonville children. Thank you to our sponsors listed below. 
Donor Spotlight
Sheriff John Rutherford, Pastor Michael Smith, 
 Renee Naughton and Lt. Mathew Nemeth
Special Thanks to
The Church of Jacksonville

PAL presented The Church of Jacksonville and Pastor Michael Smith a picture signed by PAL children at the April Sheriff's Meritorious Awards Ceremony as a token of appreciation for the Church's continued support and recent generous donation of $15,000.

PAL's Track Team Members Are ALL V.I.PEAS!!
The PAL Roadrunners are eager to meet their new track team members thanks to the Easy Peas'y Kids Fitness Foundation who presented a check to PAL for $2,380. The donation will be used to sponsor 14 new Roadrunners. Thank you to the Eden Kendall and everyone who gave to the Easy Peas'y Kid Fitness Foundation to make this possible.
Volunteer Spotlight
Thank You to the Young PAL Volunteers!
Young PAL members and State Attorney Assistants, Chyna Makarowski and Coreylyn Crawford (pictured left), jumped right in at the Sheriff's Round-Up and volunteered their time to help make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. Thank you for helping to make the Sheriff's Round-Up such a huge success! Both of these young professionals have also volunteered to assist with coaching the PAL cheerleading squad.

We would also like to thank our newest Young PAL member Shannon Young of the Wounded Warrior Project, for assisting us with T-shirt sells at Gun n Hoses.  The success of our events and programs relies greatly on volunteer participation. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or joining Young PALs, lease visit our website and click the Get Involved tab.
Athlete Spotlight

Karate Champions!

The PAL Karate team competed in the Jerry Williamson Forms Karate Tournament (Kata) in February at the Jerry Williamson Martial Arts School. Three of the JaxPAL students placed in the tournament. Hunter Speight (age 9) placed 1st in the young yellow belt division. In the older yellow belt division, Makayla Couch (age 11) placed 3rd and Caleb Couch (age 9) was runner up. Each child has been training with PAL for three or more years. We are very proud of the JaxPAL Karate team and would also like thank their instructor, Mr. Gerry Pinto.



Track and Field Winners! 

The track and field team traveled to Titusville this past weekend where five of the PAL Roadrunners competed at the 5th Annual Space Coast Invitational. Christian Blunt (16) placed 1st in Shot Put 15-16 year old division and Arron Blunt (12) placed 6th in the 200 meter dash 13 year old division. Congratulations to the entire team and thank you to the coaches, coordinators and team moms who attend the event. To see the results click here  

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors
Please Visit and Support the Sheriff's Round-Up Sponsors: 

Aesthetic Center of Jacksonville 
Clear Channel Outdoor 
Miller Electric 
TD Bank  
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