**Remember for inclement weather for cancellation of bowling we will make the call by 7:30 AM the day of bowling on this page. It will be posted here at the top for the cancellation notice.**
Bowling-Bowling has started the second and last half and we now have close to 90 bowlers involved in the program. We still have several openings and are always accepting bowlers. See you on Saturdays at 9:00 am at Parkway Lanes. The calender is updated with the current bowling schedule. See the calendar tab.
Christmas Tournament-The Christmas Bowling Tournament will be held on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Parkway Lanes at 10:00 AM. Check in will start at 9:30 AM at the lanes. There is no cost and the tournament fee comes out of your dues.
**The tentative Christmas Tournament schedule is posted. You still have to check in with Sgt Guido at the table so we know you are present for the tournament.**
There will be no bowling on Saturday, December 28, 2013. Christmas Break.
Team Tournament-January 26, 2014 at Mountainville Bowling Center in Allentown at 10:00 AM. Check in starts at 9:30 AM at the lanes. Sign ups cards will be handed out and there is no cost and the tournament fee comes out of your dues.
Junior Masters-March 2, 2014 at Hampton Lanes in Northampton, Pa. at 10:00 AM. Check in starts at 9:30 AM at the lanes. Sign ups cards will be handed out and there is no cost and the tournament fee comes out of your dues. Below is a map to the bowling center. The address is Hampton Lanes, 326 Main St., Northampton, Pa. 18067
PAL Board Chairman Bill Holler and PAL Activities Director Sergeant John Guido presenting a golf shirt and Mug to Mayor Pawlowski for his support for the 2013 PAL Golf Tournament recently held at the Allentown Municipal Golf Course.
PAL Board Chairman Bill Holler presenting a thank you plaque to AL Raber for his many years of service to the police athletic league and being the announcer for the July 4th fireworks. Al "officially" retired from the fireworks this past 4th of July 2012. Al has been with PAL for 38 years.
The Allentown Police Athletic League was chartered in 1956 as a perpetual organization. Under the direction of Marty Romig and Gene Gallagher 90
boys and girls bowled at the old Wal-Ten, Rialto and Boulevard
Lanes. The bowlers set up their own pins until automatic machines were
installed. In 1958 Gallagher was replaced by Ernest Lilly (LT. in traffic).
In 1960 Lilly was replaced by Andy Posch (Lt. School Safety and assisted
with PAL). In 1968 Roemig was replaced by Wilbur Held. In 1976 Held was replaced by John Schaffer. In 2003 the PAL program was discontinued by the city.
John Schaffer continued to run the program in a reduced manner until the city
reinstated the program in 2006. At that time Schaffer decided to work in the
background and he was replaced by John Guido. Some of the programs that were
held over the years were bowling, rifle safety, football, baseball, fireworks, summer
camp called Camp Blue Line, Marathon, Basketball, Golden Hearts-giving during
Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas), Square Dancing, Wrestling and
a Home Run Derby. We have also done sponsorships for boxing, karate, Parkettes,
summer camperships to the Boys and Girls Club of Allentown and a scholarship fund.
As you can see PAL has done much over the years and has touched the lives
of thousands of our children making them a better and productive citizen.