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Brooklyn kids compete at Police Athletic League’s tournament of champions

February 29, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Children from PAL’s Howard Houses Cornerstone Center in Brooklyn enjoy a day of educational games, sports and fun with friends. Photo credit: Luis Santana
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Five-hundred Police Athletic League (PAL) youngsters from all five boroughs of New York City recently competed in citywide tournaments during a day of educational games and laughter at PAL’s Annual Tournament of Champions at the Edward Byrne Center in Queens. Champions, ages 5 to 13, challenged their peers from PAL centers across the city in checkers, ping pong, Trouble, UNO, long jumps, sit ups, jump rope, 3-on-3 basketball and PAL’s paper table challenge and egg drop test.

The Tournament of Champions is an annual PAL event, fostering better understanding and relationships by bringing together boys and girls of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. PAL encourages youngsters to develop athletic and educational skills, and the sportsmanship qualities of discipline, fair play and healthy competition. 

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