The Albany Community Center was filled with young people and their families on Sunday, December 9, as the Albany Police Activities League (APAL) celebrated another successful year at their annual Recognition Dinner. After everyone had their fill of pizza, salad, and cupcakes, the coaches and instructors of each APAL program spoke briefly about their specific activity and presented their participants with certificates. Lt. Daniel Adams of the Albany Police served as Master of Ceremonies with other members of the Police Department on hand to assist with the raffle and help in the kitchen.
Thank you to all who make the Albany Police Activities League a unique program which brings such diverse activities to the youth of Albany. You are truly appreciated.
- Wrestling Coaches: Tyrone Rose, Kermit Bankson, “Quincy” Coltrin, Sean Hogan
- Crocodile Wrestling Coaches: Jon Ely, Frank Ely, Christina Sigala- Archiga
- Aikido: Sensei Pietro Maida
- Girls Rock!: Sarah Torney
- Youth Academy: Officer David Belman, Jr.
This year a special thank you was given to Coach Bankson who will be retiring at the end of the school year. We wish you the best of luck and look forward to seeing you at our wrestling tournaments and in our program for many years to come.
Thank you to Safeway for their generous donation of a gift card to purchase food and to Halpern Law Office for donating toward the pizza. Albany Pizza, your reduction in the cost per pizza is also appreciated.
For more information about APAL, please look for us on face book and see our website, www.albanypal.net