The specific purpose of APAL is to provide
a common meeting ground for police officers, community volunteers and the youth of Albany in the areas of amateur athletics,
educational, community service, and recreational activities. In addition, APAL will foster and encourage
sportsmanship teamwork, goodwill and fellowship. APAL will provide facilities and supervision to enable
youth who have or have not been able to enjoy participating in organized sports, educational, community service, and recreational
The Albany Community Center was filled with young people and their
families on Sunday, March 29, as the Albany Police Activities League celebrated another successful year at their annual Recognition
Dinner. After everyone had their fill of pizza, salad, and cake, the coaches and instructors of each APAL program spoke
briefly about their specific activity and presented their participants with certificates.
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"The APAL wrestling program has helped my son develop confidence"
"The encouragement, patience, and dedication of our coaches
is amazing. Crocodiles is a safe place for kids to learn and have fun! Thank you!"
"The coaches are dedicated,
encouraging and skilled. The work they do with the children is amazing and much appreciated.""My son enjoyed his APAL wrestling. His participation heightened his self-confidence
and gave him a sense of pride – Thanks, much."
kids love all the programs so much they make an effort to finish all homework and chores so they can attend."
positive coaching instilled confidence in our son. He won his first tournament and the confidence carried on
to the classroom. Wonderful program and coaches."
"We really enjoyed having the boys in Aikido. They learned a lot and will hopefully keep some of the
philosophy that Sensei taught for the rest of their lives."
were excellent! Really made his first year of wrestling wonderful."
"It helps my kids stay fit and out of trouble."