The tournament was held at the BCYF Vine Street Community Center in Roxbury and featured separate divisions for boys and girls of all ages. APM funded all aspects of the tournament, from uniforms and trophies to referee fees, to support the Boston PAL mission of fostering a culture of trust and respect between the community and Boston Police Department through programs that promote character development, improve educational outcomes and reduce crime.
“We applaud Advanced Property Management for supporting Boston PAL and our overall community policing efforts,” said Boston PAL Executive Director Karen O’Sullivan. “PAL is uniquely positioned to connect with members of the communities served by the Boston Police, especially our at-risk youth, but we cannot do it alone. Support from Advanced Property Management and other partners makes it possible for us to provide educational, social, cultural and athletic activities that keep kids engaged and on a positive path. This support ultimately improves the quality of life for everyone in the community.” “An investment in Boston’s youth is an investment in Boston’s future,” said John Gosnell, Property Manager at Advanced Property Management. “The Boston Police Department and PAL work tirelessly, engaging with kids and creating an environment of mutual trust and respect. Boston’s community policing initiatives create a safer environment for all city residents, and we are proud to support those efforts.” Originally known as the Boston Police Athletics League, the organization was rebranded as the Boston Police Activities League to better reflect the diversity of programs offered and to attract a broader range of youth. Boston PAL supports more than 6,500 youth each year, and has provided more than 9 million dollars in funding throughout its history to support BPD efforts around community policing. Advanced Property Management, based in Hyde Park, manages a large portfolio of properties and has a proud history of working to provide safe, affordable workforce housing in Boston’s neighborhoods. For more information on Boston PAL and to supports its programs, please visit www.BostonPAL.org.