The Santa Monica Police Department’s Police Activities League (PAL) team finished in first place in its first outrigger race this season in Long Beach July 19th.

The PAL team has joined the outrigger program in Marina del Rey in an effort to expose the youths to an old Hawaiian sport, a spokesman said.

The Police Activities League boys and girls, ranging from ten to 12 years old, have taken to the sport and have diligently practiced since March to prepare for the race season, Santa Monica police said.

The team members include Vladimir Lee, Amy Albuera, Nayla Torres and Brandon Price.

Information about the Santa Monica Police Department Police Activities League, (310) 458-8988 or www.santamonicapd .org/.