On Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, Chief Scott S.G. Vermeer, police officers, local families and other community members will come together to participate in a very special event to raise money to purchase a bus for the Mountain View Police Activities League (MVPAL). The "RUN for PAL" 5K run/walk through Shoreline Park is a community event supported by local businesses, corporate sponsors and community members.
RUN for PAL is a coordinated 5K run/walk through the beautiful Shoreline Park in Mountain View. The RUN for PAL will start at 9:00 AM and welcomes racers, casual runners, families and neighbors to enjoy interactive police displays by the Mountain View Police Department before and after the run.
Whether it be transporting 400 kids to the annual Kick, Lead, Dream Soccer and Leadership Camp, 40 youth to the NetGain Tennis Program or 20 community children to the Santa Cruz Mountains for a camping trip, finding transportation has continued to be a challenge for MVPAL each year. With the increasing number of youth MVPAL serves, transportation costs have also dramatically increased. Having its own bus would allow MVPAL to continue providing much needed services to more youth in the community.
People interested in running or walking should visit http://www.active.com/ to register. The fee is $15.00 for youth (ages 8-17), $25.00 for adults (18+) and free for children under eight. Strollers are welcome.
For people who cannot make the run, MVPAL is accepting fully tax-deductible donations to help them meet their goal. Visit www.mvpal.org to donate online.
MVPAL is also seeking sponsors for the run. Local businesses and corporate sponsorship of MVPAL events and activities helps them continue their important work of serving at-risk youth. Please contact Detective LeDang at (650) 903-6364 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the benefits of sponsorship.
The Mountain View Police Activities League's mission is to foster mutual understanding between youth and police officers through a non-confrontational setting and, in this way, divert them away from gangs and criminal activity. To accomplish this goal, MVPAL offers a wide variety of recreational and leadership opportunities to kids between the ages of 5 and 18.
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