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Sneak Peek at Silent Auction Items for 16th Annual PAL Auction
The auction, which takes place November 15, 2016, raises funds to serve over 20,000 children who participate in PAL programs
November 4, 2016 – Mayor Byron W. Brown today was joined by the Police Athletic League of Buffalo (PAL) Board of Directors and PAL Supporters, in offering a sneak peek at some of the items that will be up for bid at the 16th Annual PAL Auction. The nonprofit organization, which every year serves more than 20,000 children in Buffalo and Western New York, will hold its 16th Annual Auction on November 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center.
“Once again local businesses and organizations have donated fantastic items for PAL’s major annual fundraising event. This is an opportunity for the community to rally around a program that is vitally important to improve the quality of life for many youngsters in our City,” Mayor Brown said. “This auction is a great way to ensure PAL has the funds it needs to reach as many children as possible and win many wonderful auction items.”
“I am very excited for this year Police Athletic League’s 16th Annual Auction. This year we are focusing on the youth that we serve. PAL has had a rich history in WNY in sports for programming for over 60 years and we need your support in continuing our quality sports and enrichment programs,” said Nekia Kemp, PAL Executive Director.
This year’s Auction Chair is James Milbrand, Vice President, PAL Board of Directors.
The PAL Silent Auction items unveiled in today’s sneak peek include:
The auction also offers other overnight packages, gift cards to local restaurants, spas and cultural attractions, bicycles, and wine, décor and other themed baskets.
“PAL programs make a significant difference in the lives of our children. Not only does it offer a wide range of sports, cultural and educational programming, it also works to bring our police and community members closer together, forging trusting relationships between our dedicated officers and our young residents,” Mayor Brown added.
PAL was established to provide local youngsters with supervised activities, in safe, structured environments. While best known for its sports programs, such as basketball, tennis, golf and boxing, it also offers cultural and educational activities, including reading, culinary arts and leadership mentoring.
PAL is still seeking auction items and monetary donations, as well as sponsorships, to make the 16th Annual PAL Auction an even bigger success. Tickets for the event, priced at $60, can be purchased in PAL offices, on the 21st Floor of City Hall. For more information on auction donations, sponsorships and tickets to the event, contact the PAL office at 851-4615, or visit www.buffalopal.com.
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Photos by Angel Art LTP, compliments of the Greater Buffalo Convention and Visitors Bureau. Additional photos by Adrian Roselli, compliments of Algonquin Studios