Pacific Park, celebrating its tenth year, and the Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) are staging the second annual PALpalooza benefit at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday, June 28th.
The park has 12 amusement rides and 21 midway games, andmore than 200 PAL kids will get a free evening of entertainment while family and guests take part in raising funds through proceeds from ticket sales.
Advance tickets are now on sale for $20 per person or $60 for a family of four. Each ticket includes admission on all Pacific Park rides, one free meal voucher, $6 in “game bucks” and popcorn or cotton candy.
Tickets can purchased by calling (310) 458-8988 or in person at the Santa Monica Police Activities League Youth Center, 1401 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica.
The goal of PALpalooza is to assist the Police Activities League in raising money to maintain or develop programs and/or projects at their facility, including cultural, educational, and recreational type curriculums. PAL provides free programs for more than 1,600 youths throughout the city.
“Pacific Park is a great PAL partner and the Santa Monica Police Department is pleased to be able to provide department displays and interactive activities for PALpalooza guests,” said police spokesman Lt. Frank Fabrega. “More importantly, the funds raised from the benefit will assist in servicing valuable youth development programs that impact hundreds of Santa Monica kids on a daily basis.”
The Santa Monica Police Department will display a variety of vintage police cars, tactical patrol units, and motorcycles.
SWAT team members, canine units, and mounted units will also be present.
“We are proud to have co-created this event with PAL to benefit the children of Santa Monica and the community in general,” said Jeff Klocke, Pacific Park director of marketing.
“The kids are extremely excited and really looking forward to a day of fun at Pacific Park,” said Police Activities League director Patty Loggins-Tazi. “They had a great time last year and we were able to raise much needed funding to further support many programs.”