I became involved with the PAL based on a recommendation from a co-worker who said that I should check it out. I made an unannounced visit and met Matt Tomasic who invited us (Lenexa P.D.) to attend a session and work with the kids. A group of us have been going to the PAL every week since the summer of 2019.
Our focus has been to conduct physical fitness training with a strong emphasis on building relationships with the kids and their parents. Basically, good old fashion mentoring. From a personal standpoint, this is one of the most rewarding community outreach activities that I have been involved in.
Frank is a Major for the Lenexa P.D. and hosts cross-fit classes for the kids each Tuesday evening.