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What's so Special about a Specialty Tag?
Many Floridians are asking the question," What's so special about a specialty tag?" and the State of Florida Association of Police Athletic/Activities Leagues, Inc, answers that question easily with the new Police Athletic League License Plate. For just $22.00 (plus normal tag fee) you can help send a PAL kid to college, fund existing PAL programs, and help ensure that Florida's youth are "Filling Playgrounds, Not Prisons." The tag has been in circulation since March 1997, when the State of Florida Association of Police Athletic/Activities Leagues, Inc. (SFAPAL) introduced the new Police Athletic League license plates to the public. Specialty Tag sales are increasing, but a renewed effort is needed to make sure that citizens all over the state are aware of the importance of Police Athletic Leagues in their communities.
The Police Athletic League, founded in 1935 in New York City, is a non-profit juvenile delinquency prevention organization that provides athletic and academic activities to Florida youth. These programs are administered by sworn Law Enforcement Officers and bridge the gap between the Police Officer and the youth, as well as the Police Department and the Community.
Without programs of this type, thousands of children would have no structured character-building activities to keep them off the streets and on the road to success. Proceeds from the sale of the new plate will fund the new SFAPAL Scholarship Award and numerous PAL programs which not only encourage teamwork through athletic activities and events, but also academic achievement from after-school programs, summer camps and the annual youth conference. These programs are designed to enrich the lives of young people in our state. Your support can make a difference in the future of Florida's youth.
For more than 34 years, Florida PAL has been on the front lines preventing juvenile delinquency with more than 35 chapters statewide. It has been said that it takes an entire village to raise a child and that positive role models are needed. In the State of Florida, you can be that positive role model by purchasing a PAL tag for your vehicle. BE A PAL; show your support. Whenever you are driving with our specialty tag on your car, you are sending out a message. The message is one of concern for the social and academic development of Florida's youth. And like thousands of police officers and volunteers working daily to provide alternatives for Florida's youth, you, too, can make a commitment that everyone can see and be reminded of on a daily basis by purchasing the Police Athletic League Specialty Tag. What's so special about this specialty tag . . . it saves money, prevents crime and saves lives.