The Police Athletic League Of Manatee County Inc
202 13TH AVE E
BRADENTON FL 34208-3246
Mission
PAL's  mission is to bring law enforcement, kids and families together in a positive, safe environment through sports and academics to build a strong community.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Sheriff W. Brad Steube
Board Chair Bruce Bottorff
Board Chair Affiliation PPT Florida
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
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Former Names
The Police Athletic League & Charter Schools of Manatee County, Inc.
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2010
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes June 2017
State Registration Yes June 2017
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $666,271.00
Projected Expenses $628,746.00
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Impact Statement
 
Goals: Putting kids first.
 
  • To engage youth in positive activities, avoid latch-key syndrome and keep them safe from street gangs and violence. Many youth in Manatee County live in neighborhoods threatened by gangs, drugs, violence and poverty. Studies show that youth engaged with law enforcement officers and mentors are less likely to be involved in juvenile crime. PAL provides a safe place, where athletics and academic reinforcement instill pride, responsibility, self-confidence, teamwork and respect.
  • To develop and incorporate an engaging reading program in our summer camp so children avoid ‘backsliding’ on reading skills. During the summer months, many children forget the reading skills learned. Our goal is to keep students on track during the summer months, so they transition smoothly back into their proper reading levels.
  • To implement a capital campaign so that our buildings and facilities can be expanded to offer services to more kids.
Accomplishments:
  • Manatee PAL serves over 1,400 kids with our football, cheerleading, basketball and summer camps programs. On any given day, 200 - 300 youths are actively engaged in PAL sports programs run year-round.
  • The Police Athletic League hosts the community event, Supper with the Sheriff. The informal meal gives citizens an opportunity to discuss issues of mutual concern with Sheriff Steube and his staff.
  • The PAL Summer Camp Leadership program incorporates activities specifically tailored to prepare youth as they progress to successful adulthood. Efforts are made to resource parental time to prepare a two-way connection between the youths and their families.
  • The PAL Coaches and deputies help kids with their academics to get SAT scores that help them get into college..
Needs Statement
 
  • Sponsorships-Sponsorships for the annual PAL Golf Classic are available from tee sponsors at $200 to $10,000 for ACE sponsor. For football, $6,200 sponsors one tackle team; and $52,000 sponsors all teams in an entire league. For basketball, $4,000 sponsors one travel team. Recognition in newsletters and signage vary by sponsorship level. In-kind gifts of new sports equipment or gift certificates are also welcome.
  • Capital Improvements-Built in the 1950’s and 1960’s, PAL facilities are out dated and in poor condition. Remodeling estimates of the 3 east campus wings is $250,000 per wing with a total estimate of $750,000.

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Background Statement
The Manatee County Police Athletic League was founded in 1989 under the sponsorship of the Bradenton Police Department. In 1997, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office opened the PAL Academy Charter School with a separate board of directors and 100 students. Since that time, PAL Academy grew to serve approximately 130 middle school students and 80 elementary school students. In June of 2009, The PAL Corporation separated into two distinct organizations; The Police Athletic League of Manatee County, Inc., and the PAL Charter Schools of Manatee County, Inc. Today PAL continues to serve about 1,500 youths annually with our academic and sports programs, such as football, cheerleading, basketball, baseball, boxing fitness and summer camps. 
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments

PAL serves all residents who wish to participate from Manatee  and Sarasota Counties: (University Pk-34201, Lakewood Rnch-34202, Braden River-34203, 34204, West Brd’tn-34205, 34206, Bayshore-34207, Samoset-34208, Palma Sola-34209, Brd’tn-34210, 34211, 34212, Cortez-34215, Anna Maria-34216, Brd’tn Bch-34217, Holmes Bch-34218, Parrish-34219, Palmetto-34220, 34221, Ellenton-34222, Longboat-34228, Whitfield-34243, Terra Ceia-34250, Myakka City-34251, Manasota-34260, Oneco-34264, Tallevast-34270, Palma Sola-34280, Brd’tn-34281, 34282), Sarasota 34243

Service Categories
Primary Org Type Recreation & Sports
Secondary Org Type Youth Development
Tertiary Org Type Recreation & Sports
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
 

A group of Manatee County residents wanted to do something different to help young people at risk in Manatee County. Some among the group bought forth the idea of having law enforcement to work with children in our community to help foster positive relationships between the two groups. Our dream was that by having children and law enforcement work together it would enrich the lives of both. This led to the establishment of the Police Athletic League(PAL) of Manatee. 

PAL was a new organization to Manatee County, but it has been around in the U.S. for a while. Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, I remembered PAL and the impact that law enforcement had on the kids growing up during my youth. When I was asked to come to the initial meeting and be a part of the original group of board members I did not hesitate.

I am a pediatrician by training and I understand that it is important for our youth to have both strong minds and bodies. I also understand the importance to having positive role models involved with our youth. What better role models can you find than the men and women of our local law enforcement agencies?

I have been a part of Manatee PAL since the beginning and have witnessed the growth of the organization first hand. PAL’s focus has been to bring law enforcement and kids together around sporting events.

Our mission at PAL of Manatee has been to bring law enforcement, children and their families together in an environment that fosters both the physical and educational growth of our children. This will in turn help our community to grow. Please join us in our efforts – Don’t forget your PAL!– George VanBuren, M.D.,
Manatee County Rural Health Services,
President of the Board,
Police Athletic League of Manatee County
Programs
Description
In addition to physical fitness, sports, games, field trips and arts & crafts, the PAL summer camp incorporates academic reinforcement through our reading program; and we integrate social skills through our Summer Leadership Academy. PAL uses numerous proven strategies specifically tailored to prepare youth for the challenges of childhood and adolescence. Efforts are made to resource parental time to prepare a two-way connection between the youths and their families. Open to all children from 5-14, PAL is an affordable alternative for most parents when school is out.
Budget $85,000
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Leisure & Recreational Activities
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) At-Risk Populations Families
Short Term Success
It is expected that children will have improved enhanced social skills, decision-making success and better leisure time choices will be achieved.  By the end of the summer, 65% or more of the children will have successfully completed the behavioral program.
Long Term Success
The PAL Summer Leadership Academy will incorporate numerous activities and interventions specifically tailored to prepare youth for the challenges of childhood and adolescence as they progress to successful adulthood. As a long term result of interventions continued school attendance, higher academic performance, healthy peer and adult interactions, improved decision making abilities, and reduced substance abuse and risky sexual behavior will be progressively attained.
Program Success Monitoring
 

Weekly skills will be monitored by counselors and peers and milestone progression rewards will be awarded throughout the 8-week camp period. Daily demonstration of progress is noted by camp counselors and celebrated upon, culminating in Summer Leadership Academy milestone progression rewards throughout the 8 week camp period. Counselors and Recreational Aides will maintain a spreadsheet on Mastery of Objectives for each child. Success cards and visual acknowledgement throughout the building will occur daily in the way of a success board and identified achievement confirmation with peers.

Program Success Examples
By the end of the summer after learning social skills such as courtesy, respect and leadership, parents noted that child behavior at home was modified.  The number of incident reports reporting children conflict and poor behavior had also decreased.
Description
 

Starting in 1996 as an independent league with only a field to play on, PAL's football stadium currently caters to over 400 players. One of the most diverse in the county, PAL serves children from ages 5-14 and include all race and ethnicities. One of the most important aspects of PAL youth football is to provide safe, quality instruction to our children. Our coaches, lead by Deputy Eddie Starling, strive to teach life skills, academic responsibility, character and develop quality athletes. Over the last five years there has been an increase of PAL kids participating at the high school and collegiate level. In 2012, Manatee PAL had over 40 alumni playing on their respective high school squads. At the college level we have more than 10 playing football.

Budget $77,631
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Football
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) At-Risk Populations Families
Short Term Success
 
100% of students will maintain a C grade or better
100% of students not maintaining a C grade or better will receive tutorial assistance twice weekly
85% of students will learn skill sets to play the sport
Long Term Success

The physical and psychosocial benefits of youth sport involvement are well recognized. Physical activity facilitates cardiovascular fitness, weight control, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and healthy bone structure. In addition, findings presented in the journal, ‘Athletic Insight,’ show that physical activity habits developed during childhood and adolescence are associated with physical activity habits in adulthood; and active youth are less likely to develop numerous diseases later in life including heart disease, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, and cancer. Further, sport experiences often foster citizenship, social success, positive peer relationships, leadership skills, and a sense of initiative in youth. Youth sport involvement has been positively correlated with adult career achievement and negatively correlated with school dropout and delinquent behavior.

Program Success Monitoring

Coaches and assistants check reports cards supplied by parents to ensure standard grades are being maintained.

Tutor/student assignment sheets are used to arranged twice weekly tutoring schedules with students.

Acquisition of basic skills for playing the sport is identified through coaching reports and staff observation.

Program Success Examples
 

PAL has been influential in the lives of area youth since 1989.  For many, sports offer great success, including a college education and a lifetime of higher earnings.

•                Tommie Frazier–former NCAA quarterback for Nebraska Cornhuskers. Played for PAL’s Broncos.

•                Terron Sanders–2008 redshirt sophomore for Florida Gators. Played for PAL’s Raiders.

•                Sirdarean Adams–Free agent – Kansas City Chiefs 2008, 4 year starter for Michigan State. Played for PAL’s Buccaneers

•                Peter Warrick–4th overall draft pick for Cincinnati Bengals 2000, played for Seattle Seahawks in 2006, MVP 2000 Sugarbowl. Played for PAL’s Broncos.

•                Latravis Washington–linebacker for University of Nebraska, 2007 and 2008 Big 12 Commissioners Academic Honor Roll. Played for PAL’s Panthers.

•                Fabian Washington–NFL cornerback for Baltimore Ravens, 1st round draft pick Oakland Raiders 2005. Played for PAL’s Broncos.

•                Nehamiah Warrick–Free agent – New York Giants 2008, 2-year starter for Michigan State. Played for PAL’s Buccaneer.

 

Description
Our basketball program is available to boys and girls, ages 5-15. Over 220 youth participate in the house league and 72 participate in PAL’s travel team. Under the direction of Deputy Ralph Bryant, Manatee PAL Hoops holds numerous championships-Regional, State, and National. Players and coaches learn to respect all aspects of the game including themselves, teammates and their teachers. Several kids have told us that PAL inspired them to be better at the game of life as well as basketball. Many players have gone on to college and professional competition, thanks to skills they developed at PAL.
Budget $50,000
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Basketball
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Males Females
Short Term Success

100% of students will maintain a C grade or better

100% of students not maintaining a C grade or better will receive tutorial assistance twice weekly

85% of students will acquire basic skill sets to play the sport

Long Term Success
 

The physical and psychosocial benefits of youth sport involvement are well recognized. Physical activity facilitates cardiovascular fitness, weight control, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and healthy bone structure. In addition, findings presented in the journal, ‘Athletic Insight,’ show that physical activity habits developed during childhood and adolescence are associated with physical activity habits in adulthood; and active youth are less likely to develop numerous diseases later in life including heart disease, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, and cancer. Further, sport experiences often foster citizenship, social success, positive peer relationships, leadership skills, and a sense of initiative in youth. Youth sport involvement has been positively correlated with adult career achievement and negatively correlated with school dropout and delinquent behavior.

Program Success Monitoring

Coaches and assistants check reports cards supplied by parents to ensure standard grades are being maintained.

Tutor/student assignment sheets are used to arranged twice weekly tutoring schedules with students.

Acquisition of basic skills for playing the sport is identified through coaching reports and staff observation.

Program Success Examples
 

PAL’s basketball program helped Francine Houston’s motivation and perseverance. She worked hard and went on to University of Central Florida for her bachelor’s degree. Francine broke UCF’s school records and was ranked 7th in UCF’s all-time scoring list. After graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice, she went on to play professional women’s basketball in Turkey. Today, she gives back by volunteering with kids at the PAL facility, teaching them as Deputy Bryant taught her. Additionally, the Manatee Thunder travel team consistently wins US SSA championships.

 

Description
PAL's Roller Hockey program is unique in that it is almost completely volunteer run with only part-timer Keith McGlade overseeing the program. It is the only program of its kind within a 30-mile radius. There are about 30 young adults that participate and two years ago won the State Wars National Hockey Championship held in Chicago. Players have found an outlet to channel energy into positive actions. Roller Hockey develops skills that enable participants to be active while teaching team play and sportsmanship.
Budget $35,000
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Hockey
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Females
Short Term Success

 

85% of participants will acquire basic skill sets to play the sport

Long Term Success
 

US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health report that regular physical activity is widely recognized as protective against the overall burden of disease. Evaluations by government departments in the United States found that people who participate in sports clubs and organized recreational activity enjoy better mental health, are more alert and are more resilient against the stresses of modern living. Participation in recreational groups and socially supported physical activity is shown to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, and reduce symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

Program Success Monitoring

Acquisition of basic skills for playing the sport is identified through coaching reports and staff observation.

Program Success Examples
 

Manatee PAL runs the hockey league and has one of the most affordable programs in the area. The enthusiasm and dedication of volunteers is evident in the retention rate of volunteers and players. The local team, Bradenton Blades, captured their division at the Fall Classic tournament in Kissimmee in 2011.

Comments
Program Comments by Organization  

The Executive Director of the Police Athletic League is the honorable W. Brad Steube, Sheriff of Manatee County. The Sheriff has been an active participant in the PAL organization for over a decade and actively participates in the governance of the Police Athletic League, regularly attending Board of Director Meetings and interfacing with the Chief Operating Officer. Sheriff Steube is a 38-year law enforcement veteran who has made it a mission of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office for the agency to be one of the leading law enforcement agencies for gang reduction strategy in the State of Florida. Sheriff Steube is a firm believer in studies (such as Larson & Verma, 1999 and Eccles & Barber, 1999) that show that youth sport involvement is positively connected with adult career achievement and helps prevent school dropout and delinquent behaviors. An avid sports participant and education supporter, Sheriff Steube supports the mission of the Police Athletic League and believes strongly in his deputies being involved in the community. Sheriff Steube has assigned two of his deputies to the Police Athletic League to work directly with the kids at PAL as the directors of the various sports programs.

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Sheriff W. Brad Steube
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email yvonne.gard@manateesheriff.com
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Sheriff Charlie Wells July 1989 - Apr
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 4
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 80
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 4
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
PAL works with Beach Dawgs Baseball to provide little league program that is structured in a way that prepares our players for high school and beyond. We work with local group to provide a summer camp program. PAL works with Early Learning Coalition in Manatee County on pre-kindergarten educational programs.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
General Property Coverage
Disability Insurance
Directors and Officers Policy
Commercial General Liability
Improper Sexual Conduct/Sexual Abuse
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Automobile Insurance and Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 2
Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2014
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Other Documents
Other Document 2
Document Destruction
Board Chair
Board Chair Bruce Bottorff
Company Affiliation PPT Florida
Board Term July 2014 to June 2016
Board Chair Email bruceb@pptflorida.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Bruce Bottorff Tarpon Pointe Grill
Paul Carr Tropicana
Jesse Carr Jr.Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
Major William (B.G.) Dixon Manatee County Sheriff's Office
Patricia Johnson Beall's Dept Store
Azell Johnson Retired
Shawn Kaleta Beach to Bay Living
Joe Miller Miller Recreation
Fred Moore Blalock Walters
Paul A Sharff Early Learning Coalition
Sheriff W. Brad Steube Manatee County Sheriff’s Office
Dr. George VanBuren Manatee County Rural Health Services
Daniel Willis Ritz Carlton
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 12
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 25
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 58
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy No
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 70
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 90
Standing Committees
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Executive
Finance
Finance
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $666,271.00
Projected Expenses $628,746.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign Yes
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal $350,000.00
Campaign Dates Jan 2014 to Dec 2016
Amount Raised To Date 150000 as of May 2015
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$16,757$24,465$29,165
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$16,757$0$29,165
Unspecified$0$24,465$0
Individual Contributions$144,015$136,704$169,322
$0$0$0
$449,321$369,884$473,630
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$10$15
Membership Dues$2,680$4,715$10,104
Special Events$59,921$57,522$42,353
Revenue In-Kind$8,555$19,505$0
Other$3,197$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$546,604$596,628$592,932
Administration Expense$108,400$108,919$184,204
Fundraising Expense$0$0$10,412
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.040.870.92
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%85%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$316,420$324,071$261,256
Current Assets$15,715$116,373$64,695
Long-Term Liabilities$0$111,455$0
Current Liabilities$240,786$61,426$122,324
Total Net Assets$75,634$151,190$138,932
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountNet Rental Income $389,816Net Rental Income $369,884Net Rental Income $473,630
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $144,015Contributions, gifts, grants $136,704Contributions, gifts, grants $169,322
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $59,921Fundraising $57,522Fundraising $42,353
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.071.890.53
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%34%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from IRS Form 990 and audit documents.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.  Federal tax returns and audited financial statements reconcile. Value of in-kind donations is included in the income computation.
Nonprofit The Police Athletic League Of Manatee County Inc
Address 202 13TH AVE E
BRADENTON , FL 3246
Phone 941 747-1118

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