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On Tuesday, May 6, 2014 International Chess Grand Master Maurice Ashley visited the Henrico PAL Mind Match Chess Program at Harvie Elementary School.  The Chess Program is a federally sponsored program and study facilitated by VCU and Cambridge University to prove that students who play chess develop improved cognitive skills, better attention to detail, and greater academic achievement.    As the first African American International Grand Master, Maurice Ashley grew up in a disadvantaged New York City neighborhood and developed a fondness for chess as a youth. He engagingly and effectively challenged the Henrico PAL Chess Program students from Harvie and Maude Trevvett E.S. After School Program Locations.  The Chess Grand Master provided the students with words of encouragement and played a number of students in chess, which really excited our youth.  Afterward, he headed to the airport to fly to St. Louis, MO to serve as a commentator for the U.S. Chess Championship.

On Saturday, May 3, 2014, the Henrico Police Athletic League's Youth League Council painted and donated a Hundred Chart to Maude Trevvett Elementary School.  The Richmond Chapter of the Yale University Alumni association  assisted with this project, that will make learning math fun and engaging for years to come for the students of Maude Trevvett Elementary School.  The Henrico PAL Youth Leadership Council is for career minded teenagers focused on developing leadership skills and promoting community service. A special thanks goes out to Officer Michelle Sheehan, and Staff Members  Marcy Williams, Lowell Thomas, and Tonie Burton, and Board Member Mikki Pleasants  for their significant contribution to this 10 hour project

Henrico PAL Board President John Kilmer was recognized as one of the "Volunteer of the Year" Winners by VA Dominion Power at their Annual Award Banquet. John's dedicated service to the Henrico Police Athletic League was instrumental in him receiving this prestigious honor.  As a "Volunteer of the Year" Winner, $1000.00 will be donated to John's charity of choice; of which he selected Henrico PAL.  John's continuous commitment to the Henrico Police Athletic League is responsible for the success of the organization and one of the significant reasons why Henrico PAL positively touches the lives of so many Henrico youth daily.  

Please join me in congratulating VA Dominion Power's Volunteer of the Year Winner John Kilmer!!

We are accepting registration for the


After School Program. 

The 2014 Henrico PAL Summer Camp

Registration is CLOSED.  

Join Former NBA Star/VA Sports Hall of Fame Alumni Johnny Newman and the Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) for the 8th year of his “School of Basketball”. The camp is designed for boys and girls, 6 to 15 years old of all skill levels, and focuses on improving and enhancing the basic essential skills of individual and team play. This is accomplished by making sure each camper receives opportunities to participate in individual skills competitions as well as game situations. Our staff includes: Johnny Newman, former WNBA player Jessie Hicks, former and current college and high school basketball players, basketball coaches, and police officers. An emphasis will be placed on teaching the fundamentals of ball handling, passing, rebounding, defense, and general knowledge of the game. Ratio of campers to staff is a maximum of ten to two. The 8th Annual Johnny Newman / Henrico PAL Basketball Camp will also stress the importance of staying in school, going to college, saying NO to drugs, and being a positive and upstanding citizen.

2014 Johnny Newman Basketball Camp Registration Form

Henrico PAL 2013 Award Winners!

2013 Henrico PAL Award Winners Pictured L to R:  Retired Sgt. Ken Ragland (Executive Director), Lowell Thomas (Employee of the Year), Morgan Lewis (Youth of the Year), Dal Alexander (Volunteer of the Year), Victor Williams (Board Member of the Year, Josh Davis (HCPS- Pupil Transportation), Officer Michelle Sheehan (Program Coordinator), and NFL Running back Tim Hightower (Keynote Speaker)    Photo courtesy of Henrico Citizens Managing Editor Patty Kruszewski   

On February 6, 2014, The Henrico Police Athletic League held its 5th Annual Awards Banquet at The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen. The ceremony was a celebration of the accomplishments of Henrico PAL in 2013, and also served as a means to honor and recognize the outstanding contributions of the 2013 Award Winners.  The Award Banquet was led by Henrico County Juvenile Domestic Court Judge Denis Soden, who served as Master of Ceremony and NFL Running back Tim Hightower served as the keynote speaker. His message to those in attendance was titled, “A Purpose Driven Life”, which received a resounding ovation.

The ceremony was attended by Henrico County Board of Supervisors David A. Kaechele, Patricia S. O’Bannon, Frank J. Thornton and Tyrone E. Nelson, Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkis, Elected School Board Members Beverly Cooke, John Montgomery Jr., and Lamont Bagby, Henrico County Commonwealth Attorney Shannon Taylor, Henrico County Police Chief Doug Middleton, other dignitaries, Police Officers, Henrico PAL Board Members, employees, supporters, and volunteers. 

The Henrico PAL Award Winners for 2013 were:  Richmond BMW (2013 Golf Tournament Significant Supporter), Jim & Christi Dowd (2013 Significant Supporter), Henrico County Schools-Pupil Transportation (2013 Summer Camp Supporter), Morgan Lewis (2013 Youth of the Year), Dale Alexander (2013 Volunteer of the Year), Lowell Thomas (2013 Employee of the Year), Victor Williams (2013 Board Member of the Year).  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE 2013 HENRICO PAL AWARD WINNERS!!!