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(credit: CBS 62)In support of Detroit youth development through athletic, academic, and leadership programs, CBS EcoMedia teamed up with The Sam Bernstein Law Firm to help Detroit PAL offer safe, reliable transportation to the children served by its programs.
Flags Fly at Lighthouse Academy
(credit: CBS 62)Detroit PAL (Police Athletic League) & CBS 62 flags fly high at Detroit's Lighthouse Academy.
The CBS 62 First Forecast team at Lighthouse Academy
(credit: CBS 62)The CBS 62 First Forecast team was on-site (along with some sunny skies)to celebrate the day's festivities at Lighthouse Academy in Detroit.
Water Bottles for the Detroit PAL players!
(credit: CBS 62)Playing football worked up quite a sweat! Good thing CBS 62 and The Sam Bernstein Law Firm had some snazzy waterbottles on-site for the Detroit PAL kids. Tim Richey, CEO of Detroit PAL, thanked sponsors for helping the youth teams. He stated, "The van, the first new addition in several years to an aging fleet, will allow us to continue to provide safe and reliable transportation for Detroit PAL's youth for years to come.”
The New Detroit PAL Van
(credit: CBS 62)The new Detroit PAL van will serve more than 700 youths each year. The van will allow young people an opportunity to enjoy college tours, once-in-a-lifetime experiences with professional athletes, attendance at professional games and other special athletic events.
The Detroit Dragons Get Into Formation
(credit: CBS 62)The Detroit Dragons line up pre-snap! In partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, Detroit PAL builds character in young people through athletic and leadership development programs.
A Detroit Dragons Player is Ready For Action!
(credit: CBS 62)Last year, Detroit PAL served more than 11,000 girls and boys, with the help of 1,500 trained and certified adult volunteers. Athletic programs include basketball, volleyball, track and field, soccer, baseball, softball, tee ball, lacrosse, golf, contact football and cheerleading.
The Offensive Line Prepares to Play
(credit: CBS 62)The skilled O-Line checks their assignments before the snap of the ball. The Detroit PAL program prides itself on building character of young people though sports & activities.
A Young Player Admires Teamwork
(credit: CBS 62)The Titans and Dragons attended the event - they are two of the 24 PAL football teams.
Sam Bernstein and the Titans
(credit: CBS 62)Players and coaches from the Titans football team pose with Sam Bernstein. Thanks to his partnership with CBS EcoMedia, these kids will have transportation to and from their games!
Sam Bernstein Takes a Photo with the Titans
(credit: CBS 62)Sam Bernstein and the Titans players & coaches are all smiles. The Detroit PAL program is always looking for more volunteers to help in a variety of activities. Visit DetroitPAL.org for more information.
Detroit Titans Huddle Up
(credit: CBS 62)Players and coaches take a knee. Volunteers teach kids about the value of teamwork, diversity, respect, discipline, responsibility and leadership.
Sam Bernstein Takes a Water Break with Players & Their Families
(credit: CBS 62)The Sam Bernstein Law Firm has been helping local families for half a century. Their support of the new Detroit PAL van represents their newest contribution to the local community!
Mayor Mike Duggan & CBS 62's Jim Madaus
(credit: CBS 62)CBS 62's Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus greets Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. Detroit PAL's future looks bright and sunny!
Sam Bernstein and Mayor Mike Duggan
(credit: CBS 62)Sam Bernstein & Mike Duggan shake hands at the EcoMedia event for Detroit PAL.
Former Detroit PAL Coach Harlan Huckleby Talks with Detroit's Mayor
(credit: CBS 62)Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan talks with former Detroit PAL coach Harlan Huckleby about youth football and the support EcoMedia provides to the community.