San Mateo PAL Pulse
Join us for Super Hero Day 2023!
Super Hero Day is back and you are invited to join us for a full day of action-packed fun! Wear your favorite Super Hero costume, bring your family and friends to Los Prados Park on Saturday, July 16th from 12-3PM, and prepare to hang out with some of our local heroes!
There will be live music, arts and crafts, a photo booth, and games for the entire family. This event is FREE and no registration is required. Just bring yourselves and get ready to have a great time!
News and Updates
PAL Annual Golf Tournament - Sponsorships Available Now!
Join us on Friday, October 6, 2023 at the Half Moon Bay Golf Links golf course for our annual golf tournament. Just like last year, we will have a full day of golf along the beautiful coast on both the Old and Ocean courses, food and refreshments, exclusive tee prizes, and an unforgettable reception to close out the day.
Sponsorships are available NOW and becoming a sponsor means that you not only secure a guaranteed spot in our tournament before ticket sales open to the general public, but that you also get to support your local community by raising funds for our youth development programs. This unique event is a fantastic way to impact the lives of our PAL kids while engaging in friendly competition amongst your peers.
This is one of our most popular charity events and is guaranteed to sell out! Ticket sales for individual golfers and foursomes will be available starting August 7th. You won't want to miss this opportunity to help out your local community while putting your golf skills to the test.
Become a sponsor and secure your spot in our tournament now!
Cynthia Rivera & Natalie Martin
This month we are doing things a little differently. Instead of introducing a new staff member, we are bidding farewell to two of our amazing PAL staff who have dedicated their time and efforts to PAL over the last year.
Cynthia Rivera will be leaving at the end of the summer to pursue her Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at Clarkson University. Natalie Martin will also be leaving at the end of the month to begin her training for the police academy. She will be joining the San Mateo Police Department upon completion of her training.
We are sad to see these two incredible young women leave, but are so excited for them as they embark on their new adventures!! We could not be more proud of them.
Hi! My name is Cynthia and I have been working with PAL for almost a year. I coached PAL's soccer program, co-taught our cooking programs with Natalie, and assisted Gladys with the Ballet Folklorico program. I am currently involved in outreach events, Jr. Giants, and our awesome summer field trips!
A fun fact about myself is that I play/coach soccer, and I play both the trumpet and guitar! Hopefully PAL will be able to teach music classes in the future!
Hi everyone! I help lead some of our programs, including our cooking classes and summer field trips, and will occasionally teach yoga at our wellness events. I also assist Lisa Tartaglia, Fund Development Director, with donor events, sponsorships, and donation requests.
I have been with PAL for almost a year and have loved every minute! My favorite field trip with PAL is the overnight white water rafting trip during the summer.
Thank you Cynthia and Natalie for all of your hard work with the PAL program. You both have made a huge difference in the lives of our local youth and your presence will surely be missed. We look forward to having Cynthia return to PAL in the future and Natalie return as an SMPD Officer. Best of luck in your future endeavors!
Monthly Paw-some Update
Rookie is PAL's Therapy K9. Under the care and watch of Youth Services Officer, Allison Adle, Rookie's duties include comforting victims and witnesses of crime, reducing trauma, increasing wellness, and participating in community outreach particularly involving our youth.
Pictured: Rookie supporting our 5K run/walk event called Mental Health Matters!
To see more pictures of Rookie, follow Rookie's Instagram page @tk9_rookie.
Summer Field Trips - Spots Available!
Spots are still available for our July field trips! Interested participants are encouraged to add their child on the interest list as early as possible. Due to the popularity of the programs, we will be using a random selection for the registration. Fees for most trips are $20. Spots are limited, so please pay attention to the age range and sign-up accordingly. Ages listed in red are so that we can accommodate more participants.
-Deer Hollow Farm
-Aqua Adventure Waterpark (ages 9 to 15)
-Sausalito Fishing Trip
-Sausalito Fishing Trip
-Queen of Hearts Fishing Trip HMB
-Huck Finn Fishing Trip Emeryville
Mobile Rec - 2023 Summer Rec 'N Roll
The Mobile Recreation "Rec 'N Roll" bus will be around all summer!
7/12 - Rec & Roll - Joinville Park
7/13 - Music Series - Central Park
7/15 - Super Hero Day - Los Prados Park
7/19 - Rec & Roll - Paddock Park
7/20 - Music Series - Central Park
7/26 - Rec & Roll - King Park
7/27 - Music Series - Central Park
There will be games and crafts provided by Mobile Rec and there is no cost associated with participating, meaning FREE play all day!
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