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5th Annual Kids Fun Run
October 12, 2019 | 10:00 AM at KSAT
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The Easton Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) was initially organized in 1951. The goal of the Easton Police Department is to help keep kids off the streets by involving them in various sports/activities programs. P.A.L. soon blossomed to be a major contributor to the youth programs in the Easton area. The center of program activities were housed at the local P.A.L. headquarters at 128 South 6th Street, Easton. Unfortunately, the building expenses began to pile up and led to the building closing in 1974. P.A.L. continues to exist through sponsoring teams through various local youth organizations. In 1984, the P.A.L. chapter dissolved due to a lack of funding and volunteers. The P.A.L. chapter was re-established in 1987 with strong community and police support. The Easton P.A.L. officially joined the National Association of P.A.L. on February 17, 1988. Although the chapter does not have a community building, P.A.L. continues to sponsor youth activities more than ever! Each year, hundreds of area youths take part in a P.A.L. sponsored programs.P.A.L. Sponsored Activities: Boys/Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Boxing, Baseball, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Cheer-leading, Arts and Crafts

Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) Membership Listing:

  • Kevin Benton – Acting President
  • Heather McIntyre – Secretary/ Treasurer
  • Walt Howell – Board Member
  • Shelly McGregor  – Board Member
  • Sal Panto – Advisory/Designated Board Member
  • Robert Weber – Police Board Member
  • Dan Bonham- Police Board Member
  • Matt Rush – Police Board Member
  • Larry Palmer – Police Board Member
  • Carl Scalzo – Police Board Member
  • Mike Vangelo – Police Board Member
  • Salvatore Cucciuffo – Police Board Member

General Volunteer

  • Katja Kruppe – Web, Social Media & Fundraising

Public Board Meetings:

Easton Area PAL holds monthly board meetings to discuss financial status, programs &  events.

Meetings are held every second Monday of the month at the YMCA of Easton & Phillipsburg

All board members and private parties are welcome to attend these meetings. Suggestions and requests by our athlete’s parents and guardians will be heard at these meetings.

Fundraising Events

Easton Area PAL will attend various public events and is welcoming cash or check donations at any of our free to the public community events.

Throughout the year we will announce a number of smaller opportunities for members and families to support EAPAL by participation in fundraising events like pancake breakfasts or pizza nights as well as concessions at our wrestling tournaments.

We hold an annual golf outing which is a great opportunity for a round of golf for a charitable cause!

 

Your support is greatly appreciated!

4th Annual Ride With Friends – October 26, 2019

Bring your bikes and Ride with Friends!

This year’s Bike with Friends will be in held in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club of Easton as part of “Play for Kids” week.

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9-2pm

rain date: Sunday, October 27, 1-3pm
Location: Easton Boys & Girls Club 210 Jones Houston Way, Easton, PA 18042

Chance to WIN a bike!
Bike mechanics to help with flat tires and other small repairs
Bring your helmet or receive a new one (ages 5-14)
First 30 people to pre-register will receive a special t-shirt
(visit http://www.eastonpabgc.org/ to sign up)

Schedule:

  • 9am-11am Early bird breakfast, moonbounce (til 2pm)
  • 10am Police K9 demonstration (TBD)
  • 11am-1pm Bike helmets, safety checks, skills course, Plus… music! a firetruck! snacks & more!
  • 12:45pm Bike raffle!
  • 1:00 pm Big Bike Ride (ages 10 and up, parents included!)

Bicycle education sponsored by:

CAT-Coalition for Appropriate Transportation (LVCAT.org),
Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS) and PennDOT

5th Annual Kids Fun Run

5th Annual Kids Fun Run at KSAT
October 12, 2019 10:00 AM

Come join us for our FREE annual Kids Fun Run at the Karl Stirner Arts Trail!

When: October 12, 2019 – 10:00 AM

Fun Run Schedule

  • 9:00 AM Registration (no pre-registration needed)
  • 10:00 AM 1K Run begins – 1K is open for kids 5 and up, children under 5 may join at parent’s discretion based on ability
  • 10:30 AM 3K Run begins for children 9 -12, younger children may join at the parent’s discretion based on ability
  • Awards will be given out shortly after the race is completed
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This event is held in collaboration with the The City of Easton Recreation Department


Parking can be found at the Karl Stirner Arts Trail Parking lot at 13th Street. The trail is accessible from 13th Street, through Easton Cemetery at the Grace Gate and at the Bushkill Drive end by the blue bridge and through the red arch.

Impressions from past years

This fun run is for all kids regardless of ability! EAPAL promotes healthy activities while having fun! 

We welcome runners in costumes for this fun run – all kids will receive goodies and Halloween candy after completing the run! 

1st – 3rd place runners in both 1K and 3K category will be awarded a medal.


4th Annual Kids Fun Run

Come join us for our FREE annual Kids Fun Run at the Karl Stirner Arts Trail!

When: October 20, 2018 – 1:00 PM

Fun Run Schedule

  • 12:15 PM Pre-Registration and Race Bib Pick – Up begins
  • 1:00 PM 1K Run begins – 1K is open for kids 5 and up, children under 5 may join at parent’s discretion based on ability
  • 1:30 PM 3K Run begins for children 9 -12, younger children may join at the parent’s discretion based on ability
  • 2:30 PM Awards

Parking can be found at the Karl Stirner Arts Trail Parking lot at 13th Street. The trail is accessible from 13th Street, through Easton Cemetery at the Grace Gate and at the Bushkill Drive end by the blue bridge and through the red arch.

We highly recommend pre-registering your child. Online registration will be avialble through 10/19/2018 and is completely free.

This will help us speed up Day of Registration lines which begin at 12:15 near the Young Masters Wall at the 13th Street Entrance.

We proudly present and thank our generous sponsors:

  • Bank Street Creamery  is supplying every runner with a free ice cream scoop & topping coupon upon completing the run!
  • Scholl Orchards are sending us delicious apples for all runners
  • Unity Bank is sponsoring refreshments and awards
  • Easton Recreation Bureau will time this run
  • Nike Factory Store Tannersville 

This fun run is for all kids regardless of ability! EAPAL promotes healthy activities while having fun! 

DJ Gringo One will be spinning your favorite tunes! 

We welcome runners in costumes for this fun run – all kids will receive goodies and Halloween candy after completing the run! 

1st – 3rd place runners in both 1K and 3K category will be awarded a medal.


2018 Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Come celebrate local Law Enforcement Agencies with us this May 12, 2018

Meet at the downtown circle and find us in the 4 quadrants around the Easton Farmer’s Market from 10:00 to 1:00 PM!

We are kicking off National Police Week with our special day honoring all of our local law enforcement agencies

Bethlehem Mounted Police
Coalition for Appropriate Transportation (bike safety checks, helmet checks, saftey tips)
Crime Victims Council of Lehigh Valley
Easton Block Watch
Easton Cops & Kids
Easton Emergency Squad
Easton Fire Department
Easton Recreation
Easton Police (Bicycles, Crime Van, K-9 Demonstration)
FOP Lodge #17
Love Stepped In
Palmer Cub Pack #25
Turning Point

Fun free kids activities include Bouncy House, bike safety checks with CAT,  basketball hoop with the city’s Recreation Department (win prizes),  books from Cops ‘n’ Kids Reading Room, arts and crafts with the Girls & Boy Scouts, meet the police horses, K-9 meet & greet & more to come!

Cops’n’ Kids Reading Room Program for April 2018

Special events this April:

April 7th: Come be a Shutterbug! A local Easton photographer will be on site with guidance for all kids attending the class. 
April 21st: Join is for Story Hour & Puppet Show at The Book & Puppet Store

Cops ‘n’ Kids Reading Room October Program

3rd Annual Kids Fun Run at Karl Stirner Arts Trail

 

Join us for our 3rd Annual Kids Fun Run

at the Karl Stirner Arts Trail!

Date October 28, 2017

Time: Registration starts at 12:30 (parents or legal guardians must sign waiver)

Run(s) begin shortly after 1:00 PM

 

Location:  Karl Stirner Arts Trail

Meet us at our registration tent at the 13th Street Entrance, right across from the Water Rescue

Distances:

1K Fun Run – kids 5 – 9 (younger kids may run the 1K at the discretion of their parents and according to their abilities)

3K Fun Run – kids 9-12  (we would like to have both, boys and girls grouped for the run, pre-registration will be helpful for us to know whether there are enough kids to form separate runs)


 

Pre-register for Kids Fun Run

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Ride with Friends 2017

Thank you to all in attendance, the Coalition for Appropriate Transportation, Easton Police, City of Easton Recreation Bureau and volunteers!

Our second annual Ride with Friends was a success and we are looking forward to next year!

On September 9, 2017 at 1:00 PM we will once again meet at Hugh Moore Park to enjoy an afternoon riding bikes with our friends and Easton police.

Coalition for Appropriate Transportation , Bike Smart Easton & Easton Area Police Athletic League will come together to teach kids about bike safety skills, get your bike and helmets checked, receive a free helmet if you do not own one or it is no longer safe.

The park has been beautifully redone and a paved safe path is now available from the first parking lot down to the lock-tender house. We will offer a shorter ride for younger kids and an extended ride along the canal for older kids, accompanied by Easton Police bike officers.

There will be snacks, refreshments and goodies for kids & their bikes.

Genesis Bicycles has donated bike accessories which will be raffled off. (Each kid attending receives one raffle ticket)

Please note: Easton Police will make bike drop off locations available for families who cannot find a way to transport their bikes to Hugh Moore Park.

Easton Trolley also offers a free form of transportation to the park on weekends, but bikes need to be transported separately.

click on trolley for schedule

Story Walks with the Cops ‘n’ Kids Reading Room Easton

Join us for weekly Story Walks this summer!

Check our FB Event for weekly updates.

The Reading Room is open from 2PM to 5PM but the walk begins at 3 PM at the Cops ‘n’ Kids Reading Room Easton!

2017 Law Enforcement Day

Come out on May 20, 2017 to meet your local law enforcement members, keeping you and your community safe.

Find us on N. Third Street between the Easton Farmer’s Market at center square and Spring Garden Street from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

(street will be closed to through traffic for the safety of pedestrians during the event)

Check back for more details to come~! 

Confirmed Guests: Easton Police Department, Easton Fire, Cops ‘n’ Kids Reading Room, Pennsylvania Water Rescue (with trucks and boats) , a K-9 from Palmer Police will join the Easton PD, Northampton County Sheriff’s Department 

Donations

Easton P.A.L. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

All donations to EASTON PAL will directly benefit the children in our community through various athletic programs offered.

Please consider a donation!

 

 

Other ways to give:

Mail in a check or cash donation to Easton Area P.A.L.
Attention: Heather McIntyre, Treasurer , 123 S 3rd St, Easton, PA 18042

Programs donating a portion to charitable organizations:

  • Amazon Smile – if you are already an Amazon customer, a small portion (0.5%)of your purchase can be dedicated to Easton P.A.L. Simply sign on to Amazon Smile and select “Easton Police Athletic League” as your charitable organization of choice. Now whenever you shop on Amazon, use the smile.amazon.com link and 0.5% of your purchase will go to our organization.