The Escondido Recreation Division has partnered with the Escondido Police Athletic League (PAL) to take youth basketball to a new level! Focusing on creating a feeder program for the already existing PAL competitive club basketball team, Sergeant Allen Owens saw a natural fit to partner with Escondido Recreation to provide youth basketball once again in Escondido. 

This partnership has allowed Escondido Recreation to provide four basketball seasons over the past two years that has served more than 400 Escondido youth. PAL has donated uniforms, equipment and most importantly more than 200 volunteer hours to coach, score keep and mentor these young athletes.

Through these recreational programs, this partnership has done an outstanding job of creating a sense of strong community Escondido. The Police Officer involvement in youth sports has created a bridge between law enforcement and the community members to ensure Escondido is a safe place to live, work, and play!

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