MAY 21, 2012
HEAR TOUCHING STORIES AT THINK DETROIT PAL STARS OF TOMORROW BREAKFAST
Detroit, Mich –Think
Detroit PAL's Stars of Tomorrow Breakfast took place on May 18. Over
180 people convened at the Detroit Athletic Club to listen to testimonials
given by current and former TDP participants and volunteers about their time
being associated with Think Detroit PAL, and the significant impact the
organization has had on their lives. The event raised more than
$30,000 for the girls and boys of Detroit.
program began with a brief video that was put together by ad agency Team
Detroit. The video featured kids and adults alike that are affiliated with
Think Detroit PAL. Those in the video spoke about the importance of the organization
and the role it plays in the community.
Detroit PAL Cheer Commissioner Glenda Stancil shared a story about her
background with the organization, starting when she moved to Detroit from
Mississippi as a teenager. She also spoke about some of the young ladies that
she has coached that have done great things as a result of their time in Think
Detroit PAL. Former TDP participant and current Wayne State University
student Brittany Moss credited Think Detroit PAL with sparking her love of
children, which is the reason why she wants to become a teacher.
Officer Darnell Hall gave a stirring speech that detailed how the organization
helped him as a youth growing up in a rough area, as an Olympian in 1992 and
today as an integral part of Think Detroit PAL. The most touching moment of the
morning was when Officer Hall brought six-year old Jonah Beasley on stage to
give him an award. Beasley had a heart transplant when he was 18-months old,
but now fully participates in Think Detroit PAL’s track program.
Think Detroit PAL was formed in 2006 with the merger of Think Detroit Inc. and the Detroit Police Athletic League. In partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, Think Detroit PAL builds character in young people through athletic, academic and leadership development programs. In 2011, Think Detroit PAL served over 10,000 girls and boys through 10 sports, making it one of the largest youth organizations in the state of Michigan. More than 80 cents of each dollar donated to Think Detroit PAL goes directly into programming
For more information, please visit http://www.thinkdetroitpal.org or call 313-833-1600.