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76ers Owner Pledges $3.5 Million to PAL

According to an article on Philly.com, “Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris has pledged to donate $3.5 million to the Philadelphia Police Athletic League.” This would serve as the largest donation ever to the non-profit organization.

PAL aspires to be the premier youth-serving organization in the city, by reducing crime, promoting character development, and improving educational outcomes. They do this by having Philadelphia Police Officers, supported by civilians, offer educational, athletic, and recreational programs to youth in 18 centers in some of the city’s highest crime and lowest income neighborhoods.

PAL Centers are safe havens, offering a variety of free programs and other events to attract engage and develop more than 15,000 of Philadelphia’s youth.