PAL Offers Programs to Help Some of Sandy’s Younger Victims

By James Allenby Gowanus Lounge

One of the city’s key youth organizations, the Police Athletic League, set up some special programming to help some of the youngsters hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.

PAL is offering an entire day’s worth of activities at MCU Park in Coney Island with kids ages 6 through 19 in mind.

Richard Guevara, field operations director for PAL, said that his organization wanted to do something special for the kids, like board games, flag football and more, to help get the destruction the storm wreaked on their lives out of their consciousness, even for just a little while.

“We want to do a relief effort for the kids,” said Guevara. “We want to make sure that the kids have a safe place where they can go, forget about all of the issues around them and just have fun and play games.”

PAL will set up tents at the park this Sunday and next Sunday, and are planning on staying open until 4:00pm each of those days.

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