COVID-19 Update

During these uncertain times San Mateo PAL isΒ excited to be offering virtual classes to continue our mission of keeping the community engaged and active. We hope your family stays safe and healthy knowing we’re just a click away!


A glimpse of what PAL is about

In collaboration with our community partners, PAL strives to create a safer society while promoting the physical, social and psychological development of our youth.

PAL Membership

San Mateo PAL provides a variety of supervised recreational, social and educational activities for kids ages 5-18 in and around our community. PAL memberships are FREE.

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PAL Programs

The San Mateo Police Activities League provides a variety of supervised recreational, social and educational activities for kids ages 5-18 in San Mateo and our surrounding community.

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Ways to Donate

We invite you to open your heart and to be the person who makes a positive impact in this community by supporting us in developing our youth into productive citizens.

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"Our most important resource is
the youth of our Community."

-Bob Binn

News & Updates

Our Online Auction is NOW OPEN!! We invite all our friends to take part; just register before you start bidding. There's no ticket necessary.

We have a wonderful variety of auction packages. Make sure to check them out. Don't miss out on the fun!

Bidding will close on ...Wed., April 28th @ 6pm. After the auction closes, we will organize pick up or delivery of your items with you!

Happy Bidding πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ŒπŸŒŸ😊

We’ve been keeping our kids on track and in school with a free tutoring program for our A+ πŸ€“ PAL kids! Good job kiddos... keep up the great workπŸ“šβœοΈπŸ‘πŸ»

The PAL team and Police Explorers are putting the PAL Party Boxes 🎁 together for our VIRTUAL Lights & Sirens on April 23rd!! Are you joining us? CheersπŸ·πŸŽ‰

Thank you to San Mateo County Event Center for the donation of wine for our event πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»!

Any Time, Any Distance, and Anywhere... join us in May for our FREE Run/Walk Challenge for Mental Health and Wellness. Sign up and get a free t-shirt. Wear it during your run, walk, hike, bike, or anything active and post it to our page #smpalsfarunwalk

Thanks to Stride for Awareness for ...their partnership in spreading awareness about the importance of Health and Mental Wellness!

Did you get your Lights & Sirens Tickets yet?

It's a win-win for all! Your ticket donation will support our PAL kids, and in return you'll have fun with friends and receive a PAL Party Box to enjoy your evening with us. ❀πŸ₯³

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2 more weeks. Don't miss it!

Here's a message from our Chief of Police, Ed Barberini, and PAL Executive Director, Tracey Unga!

3 more weeks πŸ₯³ until the VIRTUAL San Mateo Lights & Sirens 2021!! Don't miss this meaningful event with inspirational 🌟awards honoring our PAL Officer of the Year and PAL Youth of the Year, incredible Live Auction, Live Giveaways, Program Highlights, and Fund-A-Need to support our ...youth and families.

The entire Fund-A-Need will be matched during the event by our very generous donors Bob and Rita Delue! We need your help during the event to double every dollar raised πŸ’ to support our local kids and families, and "Build the Bond Between Cops and Kids."

To learn more about the event and purchase your tickets go to:

β€’ Enjoy an at-home PAL Party Box with wine and exclusive PAL branded items delivered to you by our PAL team, volunteers, and police officers prior to the event.

β€’ Bid on our incredible Live Auction packages hosted by Live Auctioneer Chad Carvey "The Principal Auctioneer."

β€’ A chance to win from two Giveaway prizes drawn at the end of the Live Virtual Event. Must be present to win!

β€’ Everyone can take part in our Online Auction from April 19th to 28th. Registration is open to all on the event website.

β€’ Entry into the event starts at a $50 donation.

Hip-pity hop-pity The PAL Easter Bunny is on the way! We are bringing cheer, wellness, food, and baskets to our PAL community today πŸ°πŸš”πŸ’–

We feel very luckyπŸ€ to have such supportive sponsors for our first virtual Lights & Sirens event coming soon on Friday, April 23, 2021. Don't miss out on this fun and meaningful event that supports our programs and services for our PAL community ❀️. Get your tickets and sponsorships... now at

Happy St. Patricks!

Our Reach

Impact in the Community


Enrolled in activities




Activities offered


Youth & Families


Volunteer hours



San Mateo PAL



Youth 5 to 18 years old


Families are very low income


Eligible for free or reduced lunch


Ethnic minority

Upcoming Fundraising Events

In collaboration with our community partners, PAL strives to create a safer society while promoting the physical, social and psychological development of our youth.

23rd Annual Lights & Sirens Awards and Recognition Dinner

Friday, April 23, 2021

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Run Walk Challenge 2021

Β SMPAL and SFA are pleased to host its Run/Walk Challenge for Health and Mental Wellness!

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Friends of San Mateo PAL

For the last 20 years, we haveΒ relied on a vast network of supporters for priceless guidance and crucial investments in our shared mission of building a safer community, while promoting the physical, social and psycological development of our youth.

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"Providing these wonderful opportunities for San Mateo kids, and building their bonds and trust with police officers is the best investment we can make as a community!"

-Carol Conroy

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