Quarterly Newsletter
November 2013    
Jax PAL E-News

"PAL Today...Leader for Life"
Update your PAL Contact Information! 
Recent Changes
We now have one phone number for ALL FOUR PAL locations. To reach us, please call (904) 854-6555. You will be greeted by an automated attendant which will give you the option to dial by name, extension or location. 

We have recently changed our mission, vision and tag line. "We've reached a place in time  where our programming and accomplishments have surpassed our original goals," said Sheriff John Rutherford. "That's a very good thing - when an organization, through continuous improvement, sits down with the board and managers and says 'what's next for us'? 'what are the new stretch goals'?" Click here to view the full story.

Finally, please be sure to visit our newly designed website at www.jaxpal.com. 
Kids Corner 

Lights on Afterschool

The PAL students celebrated Lights on Afterschool on October 17 at each of the PAL location. To view more photos visit our Facebook page.


In This Issue
Kids Corner
Event Highlight
Donor/Volunteer Spotlight
Back to School Giveaways!
Alumni Spotlight
Athlete Spotlight
Mark Your Calendar


Basketball: Ages 8- 18

Fee: $50

Season: January - March Registration ends Nov. 30

Locations: Monument and Northside PAL Centers (Games are played at both locations)


To register click here.

$15 late fee applies to all sports


Help PAL "Chip in for Youth"
For every PLAYERS ticket sold $25 will be donated to PAL. 
Click the badge above and
enter the code: PALJAX 
to purchase your "Good-Any-One-Day" ticket to the 2014 PLAYERS Championship. Support PAL by chipping in for youth and purchasing your tickets today!  
Event Highlight
15th Annual Sheriff's Cup Charity Golf Classic 
On October 28th, several teams joined Sheriff Rutherford on the greens at the San Jose Country Club for the 15th Annual Sheriff's Cup. Congratulations to the our winners: Steve Vining, Phil Pharr, Tommy Fletcher and Tim Pyke. A special thanks to our major sponsors: The Brumos Companies, Farah & Farah, DePrince, Race & Zollo, Northern Trust, GHG, Ocean Waves, Longhorn Steakhouse and the San Jose Country Club.
Donor / Volunteer Spotlight
During this season of Thanksgiving, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our community partners who have made generous donations of their time and treasures to improve the PAL facilities serving our children.

Holland and Knight 9/11 Day of Service
Holland and Knight gave back to PAL in honor of 9/11. Volunteers from this law firm as well as other local businesses gathered together at the Eastside PAL Center for a Day of Service; giving back to the community in remembrance of one of their own. Click here to view the full story.

ADT Security and Chets Creek Church Volunteers
ADT celebrated their 139th Anniversary by donating supplies and volunteering at the Westside PAL Center. Chets Creek Church provided community service to our Monument Rd. PAL Facility. Both of these volunteer groups improved the classrooms and grounds for our children by painting, organizing, landscaping and much more.      
Back To School Giveaways!

Athletes With Purpose  

Backpack Giveaway

Thank you to our new partner, former NFL Wide Receiver, Frank D. Murphy and his charity, Athletes With Purpose, for providing 150 backpacks filled with school supplies to our student athletes. 

JBA School Supply Giveaway 

For years, the Jacksonville Bail Agents Association (JBA) has been a devoted supporter of PAL. This year, their donation will provide new school supplies for all of the children enrolled in the PAL's nationally accredited afterschool program. President of JBA and PAL advisory board member, Ann Teague, has been a PAL mentor for 3 years. "Mentoring gives me the chance to support and guide another into believing that as long as they focus and work hard they can do anything they set their minds to," said Teague.

Click here to watch a video

Thank You 

Officer John Whitcomb &  

Lt. Derrick Mitchell
PAL students gather to thank JSO Officer John Whitcomb and Lt. Derrick Mitchell (not pictured) for participating in the JBA School Supply Giveaway for PAL Kids by securing a generous donation of school supplies from Walmart. 

Alumni Spotlight
State PAL Girl of the Year 
Jax PAL's, Lisa Lackey, was recently named State PAL Girl of the Year at the Florida PAL Conference held in Orlando, Florida. Lisa is a recent Raines High School graduate where she maintained a 3.4 GPA while participating in every PAL Youth Directors' Council (YDC) function. Lisa was described by Officer Richard Hendley, PAL's YDC Coordinator as, "an excellent leader who knows how to communicate, encourage participation and lead by example." Lisa will continue to make a difference by serving her country in the National Guard and plans to pursue her dream of becoming a pediatric nurse. Congratulations Lisa! 
Athlete Spotlight

PAL Basketball Players in the News!

  • Former PAL basketball player, Grayson Allen is ranked 27th in the nation and has committed to play college basketball at Duke.
  • PAL had 5 former Basketball players on the 2013 Ribault Varsity Girls State Championship Team; Kayla Rogers, Jatavia Taply, Ciera Shepherd, Tiera Shepherd and Tarje Norman.
  • Former PAL players that were named Top Ranked 9th Grade Boys in Jacksonville; Tyrieke Rainey, Nic Pascucci, Jacques Harris, Darren Gordon, William Easton and Rasheed Martin


2013 FL State PAL Boxing Championships   

Congratulations to PAL Student Athlete, Tylere Simpkins, for winning the State PAL Boxing Championship held in Ft. Pierce, FL on November 2-3. Seventeen year old, Tylere Simpkins, has been boxing with PAL for only 7 months. He enjoys boxing because it gives him something constructive to do after school and helps him stay in shape. We would also like to recognize Coach Everett Weaver for his dedicated support to the PAL Boxing Team.
PAL Tackle Football - Hurricane Bowl Champions 

PAL's six and under tackle football team, The
Monument Mustangs, won the Hurrican Bowl Championship on Saturday, November 9. PAL's eight and under team was named Runner-Up. Dewayne Lowery, who played for the six and under Mustangs was named the Most Valuable Player. Congratulations to all the players who participated!
Mark Your Calendar

PAL Kids & Sulzbacher Center Christmas Party

Charity Event 

When: Friday, December 20, 2013

103rd Walmart: 6767 103rd St.
Support: Help provide a PAL child with a Christmas this holiday season by donating below

9th Annual Sheriff's Shoot
Charity Event 

When: Monday, January 13, 2014 

Location: Jacksonville Gun Club: 12125 New Berlin Rd.

Sheriff's Round Up Charity Event 

When: Saturday, March 29, 2014

Location: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville 225 E Coastline Dr

To find out more information on our upcoming events please visit our
Thank you for remembering PAL in your Seasonal Giving

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