July 7, 2020
Dear Donors, Coaches, Parents, and Friends of Torrington PAL,
After careful consideration of our present circumstances, and the continued threat of the COVID 19 pandemic, PAL has decided to cancel the majority of our summer programs and camps that had been scheduled. Ultimately, the safety of our children, coaches, and camp workers was our priority.
We are, however, considering two new activities. The first, a summer/fall hiking club. The club would meet one day per week, hiking the trails of our area state parks with police officers and members of the DEEP. The second is a virtual art program. More details will follow, and registrations and information will be available on our website.
This has been a challenging year for PAL organizations throughout the state. Many, like us, have shut down because of the COVID 19 pandemic and have no plans to run any programs, with the exception of virtual events throughout the summer months. It was necessary to either postpone or cancel most of our programs and fundraising events that were scheduled from March – August.
We anticipate hosting our annual PAL Golf Tournament on September 28, 2020 and look forward to beginning our annual basketball program in the fall. All of our programming decisions are dependent upon the status of the COVID 19 pandemic.
Rest assured we will closely monitor the health and safety guidelines for our community. Any programming decisions will be made carefully with everyone’s safety in mind.
Christopher M. Smedick
Executive Director, Torrington PAL
We’re happy to answer your questions! Please feel free to reach out whenever you have a question.
We offer a wide variety of programs ranging from art & music to culinary, to sports. We encourage you to learn more!
Keep Moving While Practicing Social Distancing & Staying Safe!
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Why is PAL an important institution?
The Torrington PAL program is a significant outreach opportunity which provides an interaction between the Torrington area youth and members of the Torrington Police Department. The PAL program offers a way to bridge gaps between law enforcement and the youth which will be a positive benefit for our city by being a valuable resource for our local youth. As the police chief I am very much committed to this program as I believe that our youth are a significant asset to all of us. It is through the PAL program and our partnerships with the business and residential Torrington community, that our department will be able to reach out and interact with the Torrington area youth, as well as those adults that support them, to build positive relationships. It is through the hard efforts and hard work of the Torrington PAL Board of Directors and our partnership that makes this program the success that it is and will continue to be.
Our Mission at Torrington PAL
The Torrington Police Activities League promotes character development and self esteem while building positive relationships among children, our police officers, and the community. Our Program works in partnership with the Torrington Police Department providing children with alternatives to crime, violence and substance abuse.