Keep up with the latest news and information from LAPD Devonshire PALS here. Find out about upcoming events and PALS’ ongoing efforts in the community.
Stansport’s 3rd Annual Campout
We are forever grateful to Stansport Camping for providing PALS families the trip of a life time. There were almost 80 of us who caravaned to the Castaic Lake Recreational Facility to enjoy a weekend of watersports, BBQ, campfires, games, s’mores, and sleeping under the stars. Stansport and SOS Emergency supply provided all that we needed for a top notch camp out including food, beverages, tents, sleeping bags and pads, lanterns and back packs filled with camping supplies for each camper. Many of our families and kids were first time campers and we could not be more thankful for the generosity of Stansport Camping, SOS Emergency Supplies, and CSUN Aquatics for the incredible donation of time, great food and equipment.
Read this great post from one of the Stansport campers here.
Please enjoy these photos of our PALS campers:
Devonshire PALS Annual Golf Invitational
On Monday, July 18th, the LAPD Devonshire PALS will host their 37th Grand Golf Invitational at Porter Valley Country Club. This annual event will feature a “hole-in-one” prize and a “closest to the pin challenge”.
We expect another fun-filled day both on and off the course. Non-golfers are asked to join us for dinner and our lively opportunity drawings and auctions as well as our scholarship and golf award presentations. Please visit our golf sponsors page under events to see the many wonderful businesses and community members who helped make last year’s tournament a huge success and consider adding yourself this year. A special thank you to Northridge Toyota for being our Medallion Sponsor!
All proceeds from the PALS Golf Tournament go directly to our youth programs. We hope you can join us on July 18th to support the children in our community. For sponsorship, golfer, scholarship donations and dinner information, please contact our Golf Committee Chair, at email@example.com. Our 2016 online purchasing is currently available.
Holiday Toy Drive
PALS will host its annual toy giveaway on Saturday, December 17th. It is not just a normal day at the Greig Smith Devonshire Youth Center, but one where children in our community pour through the doors to meet Santa, enjoy a candy cane, chose a gift, and receive stocking stuffers. Last year, we handed out more than 900 gifts to the children who visited.
If you are interested in donating to our toy giveaway, it is never too early to start planning. Please contact us at 818-885-6432 so we can assist in your collection plans. Our last day for collection is Friday, December 16th in order to be ready to open our doors early the next morning. Thank you in advance for helping to bring smiles to the faces of our PALS youth!
Hulk Hogan PSA for California PAL
Professional Wrestling Superstar Hulk Hogan talks about supporting the California Police Activities League and helping in its mission to reduce juvenile crime and violence and bringing together Cops & Kids throughout the state of California.
Devonshire PALS turned 40!
On Saturday, September 28th, friends, both old and new, gathered at the Youth Center under a big white tent to celebrate 40 Years of Devonshire PALS. Thank you to all who attended, contributed, and made the night a success!
Food Truck Night at the Youth Center
Join us on Thursday, October 17th, from 5-9pm as we have 30 gourmet food trucks take over the PALS Youth Center parking lot. It will be a night of fun, food, and friendship!
PALS Multi-Chamber Networking Mixer and Social
Thursday, June 14th
5:30 – 7:30pm
Mix and mingle with members and guests of Devonshire PALS, Chatsworth/Porter Ranch Chamber, Granada Hills Chamber, North Valley Regional Chamber, and the San Fernando Valley Jaycees. You will have the opportunity to see the Center in action at the start of the event as our Tae Kwon Do program wraps up for the evening. Tours of the Youth Center will also be available.
Arts Exhibit & Reception
Friday, May 4th 6-8pm
The Greig Smith LAPD Devonshire Youth Center will be hosting its’ First PALS Art Exhibit and Reception on Friday May 4, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The exhibit will feature the art work from the participants of LAPD Devonshire PALS. This exhibit of over 100 pieces of art work is being led and directed by PALS art instructor Ingrid Skillman-Hudshon.