The Santa Clara Police Activities League (SCPAL) was founded by Former Chief of Police Frank Sapena in 1970. The goal was to bring Police, neighborhood volunteers, and kids together in a positive setting. SCPAL is a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching our youth the values and rewards that can be accomplished through athletics: self-determination, self-belief , goal-setting, teamwork, and respect for others.
Competent community volunteers lead SCPAL programs. The programs include Soccer, Boxing, Bicycle Moto-Cross (BMX), Girl’s Softball, Judo, Wrestling, Flag Football, Fishing and Police Explorers. SCPAL programs are for anyone from 5 years old to 18 years of age with several programs for adults.
SCPAL depends solely on donations from individuals and corporations. The SCPAL Board of Directors holds many fund-raisers to help provide necessary equipment, uniforms and insurance. The goal of SCPAL is to provide sports activities at a low cost to all children. The Community looks forward to annual fund-raising events, which benefit these programs.
These events include:
- The 4th of July BBQ in Central Park Pavilion
- The Annual SCPAL Golf Tournament
- The PAL-GALs Girls Fast Pitch Softball Tournament
- The Art and Wine Festival at Central Park
SCPAL does not receive funds from telephone marketing. If you receive a call where the caller represents himself or herself as a representative of Santa Clara PAL, please contact the SCPAL office.
SCPAL has been in existence for over 48 years and we thank you for your support. To make donations or to get more information, please call the SCPAL Office Monday through Friday at (408) 615-4879, or write us at 601 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA. 95050 (inside of the Santa Clara Police Department). Santa Clara P.A.L. is a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service. Tax ID #23-7088136
With sincere appreciation,
Officer Stephanie Knight
LOCATION & OFFICE HOURS:
Santa Clara Police Administration Building
601 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Office #: (408) 615-4879
Monday – Friday
**Please call the office for specific time and appointment information. Hours are currently limited.
SANTA CLARA POLICE ACTIVITIES LEAGUE:
CHIEF OF POLICE – Pat Nikolai
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR- Officer Stephanie Knight
P.A.L. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
PRESIDENT – K. Mike Walke
VICE PRESIDENT – Mary Ellen Stewart
SECRETARY – Ana Vargas Smith
TREASURER – Dan Racimo
HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS:
CITY COUNCIL MEMBER – LIAISONS:
Mayor Lisa Gillmor
Council Member Kathy Watanabe