The grant was awarded to assist with the purchase of 100 PAL T-shirts for youth to wear during field trips and sporting events. The T-shirts will help to bring recognition to the youth who participate as well as to this beneficial program.

For many years, the Framingham, MA PD has implemented the Police Athletic League (PAL) to help young people develop self-esteem, leadership skills and a sense of belonging, as well as improve school performance, resolve conflicts and occupy their out-of-school-time productively.