Police Athletic League

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Police Athletic League

The South Bend Police Athletic League (PAL) relaunched in 2006 with the founding of the South Bend Police Boxing Club. SBPD Darryl Boykins and Pastor Verneil Lewis of Grace Community Baptist Church paired “in the ring” to bring this free program that matches cops and youth ages 10-18 in a sports mentoring environment. The objective of the Boxing Club is to encourage young people to value peaceful and positive ways to resolve differences and frustrations. It’s a way for youth to "put down" violence and death—and "put on" the boxing gloves for a better life.

Where is Police Athletic League occurring?

Boxing: The Beacon, 4210 Lincoln Way West, South Bend, IN 46628

Tennis: Washington High School

Football: Adams High School

Swimming: Adams High School

When is Police Athletic League occurring?

Boxing: Monday-Wednesday

  • Ages 7 - 12: 4:30pm to 5:30pm
  • Ages 13 - Adult: 5:30pm to 7:30pm


Tennis and Football: June to August

Swimming: July to August


How do I get more information on Police Athletic League?

For more information, including scheduling, visit our PAL Facebook page or contact Cpt. Dave Herron at (574) 235-7507 or dherron@southbendin.gov