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FMPD to celebrates grand opening of new PAL facility

By Staff | Dec 1, 2021

The Fort Myers Police Department is celebrating its new Police Athletic League (PAL) building.

On Friday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m., FMPD and City of Fort Myers leaders will hold a ribbon-cutting to officially open the new center and introduce the redesigned complex to the community.

“I take pride in FMPD’s Police Athletic League or P.A.L., as the program is popularly known”, said Chief Derrick Diggs. “In one sense I enjoy it because I’m sort of a big kid myself. I enjoyed sports growing up, played in high school and college, and feel that organized sports can teach valuable lessons such as discipline, camaraderie, and, of course, teamwork”, he added.

The open house of the newly refurbished home of the Police Athletic League is at 3280 Marion St., Fort Myers. (The former Shady Oaks Community Center – behind Terry Park.)