Our Detroit PAL Team Up officers were honored on the field at Comerica Park on September 23rd as part of the ‘starting nine’ for their positive impact on the community.
Thank you to Comerica Bank for honoring our great officers and for the $10,000 donation to Detroit PAL!
The Team Up program has grown tremendously since its inception in 2015. There are currently almost 1,000 youth participating in the program with the help of 50 Detroit Police Officers. The officers act as an assistant coach and mentor to one youth team for the entire season. In addition to attending games and practices, they also hold special mentoring sessions for their youth players. The program is working hard to create positive relationships between officers and kids.
In addition to working with their teams, the Team Up officers have also participated in field trips to colleges and universities, helped out with park renovations, and attended Metro Park Days each summer as well as various PAL opening days, championships, and special events.
Thank you Comerica Bank and the Detroit Tigers for honoring our amazing Team Up officers!