The Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) has announced plans for its 2009 Charity Golf Classic.

The golf tournament is scheduled for 11 a.m. June 15th at the Mountain Gate Country Club, said event co-chairs Santa Monica Police Chief Timothy Jackman and Jean McNeil-Wyner.

The Santa Monica Police Activities League provides free service to youths aged six to 17 in which they can safely explore their own potential and receive educational, cultural, recreational, and outreach opportunities.

“Embracing the six pillars of Character Counts, the Police Activities League enriches lives, develops skills and bolsters self-esteem,” police said. Trust and understanding flourish among the diversity of children, their peers, dedicated adults, and officers of the community, police said. Committed to creativity, independence, and leadership, the Police Activities League encourages youths to reach their full potential.

The money raised from the 2009 Santa Monica Police Activities League Charity Golf Classic will be used to provide funding for the following programs:

Education:

— Chris Carrey PAL Education Scholarship Fund;

— SAT and ACT preparation courses;

— college applications and testing;

— computer enrichment, homework assistance, educational materials and supplies;

Arts enrichment:

— cultural trips to museums, theatrical and dance performances;

— stipends for artist-in-residence programs;

— art programs including painting, music, and dance;

Physical fitness and healthy living:

— nutrition classes and workshops;

— fitness equipment;

— non-traditional fitness activities;

— fitness apparel; and

— stipends for class instructors.

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