The Ventura Police Community Foundation and Aera Energy, LLC proudly presented the 21st Annual Police Activities League Golf Tournament on June 1, at Olivas Links Golf Course. Proceeds raised at the tournament help to support afterschool programs for local youth.
“Aera has been a huge supporter of PAL since it started in Ventura more than 20 years ago,” explained Michele Newell, Public Affairs Specialist Aera Energy. “The program allows the youth of the community to see law enforcement in a different light and helps them establish a positive relationship with them which can be life changing. So we believe PAL is a worthy investment in the future of this community.”
PAL was founded in 1997 with a primary goal to provide at-risk youth with meaningful recreation, educational, and cultural programs designed to keep youth away from the influence of gangs, drugs and delinquent behaviors.
“It is the support of the sponsors, contributors, golfers, and volunteers who help to make this tournament and the Ventura Police Community Foundation a success” said Police Chief Ken Corney.
Deb Golden, VP of the Ventura Police Community Foundation said “I thought today went very well and was represented by a great group of golfers as well as sponsors. It’s always a good thing for the PAL/VPCF to come together and raise money for our youth programs and support our city. What I appreciate most is those who participate who are residents of Ventura who get to see friends, co-workers , business leaders and police officers enjoy a great day outdoors”