The AHR Expo, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia on Jan. 14-16, is giving back to the Atlanta community with a donation of $20,500 from its Innovation Awards program to the Atlanta Police Athletic League.
Each year, the AHR Expo donates the entry fees from the Innovation Awards competition to a charitable organization within the region where the show is being held. For 2019, the AHR Expo has chosen to donate the funds to the Atlanta Police Athletic League, a non-profit public benefit corporation working under the mission of providing a safe environment for Atlanta area youth to reach their full potential through a partnership with local police and the surrounding community.
PAL was founded in 1983 as a community partnership between the Atlanta Police Department, NPUs, community investors and local business associations. The partnership has pioneered programs serving at-risk youths aged 8-18 years by implementing constructive, planned athletic and academic activities aimed at teaching moral, civic and social principles in a safe and nurturing environment.
“We are thrilled to have been named the recipient of the AHR Expo’s generous donation for 2019,” said Sergeant Vincent Sims, Atlanta Police Athletic League. “We are deeply appreciative of the support given to our program and what we are doing here in Atlanta. We look forward to using the funds to support our HVAC projects that will improve our youth facilities in the coming year. This will help us as we grow our program and provide service to more youth in the area.”
PAL serves more than 2,800 children annually through programs such as its Youth Summer Camp, Youth Athletic Leagues and After School Tutoring Programs. The strength of the program’s leadership in conjunction with the dedication of the Atlanta Police Department provides a strong youth crime prevention initiative by building positive relationships through educational activities.
For more info, visit www.ahrexpo.com.