The Detroit Sports Commission (DSC) and the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) have partnered to host PAL Day at the Prep Kickoff Classic on Friday, Aug. 30 at Wayne State University's Tom Adams Field.
PAL Day at the Prep Kickoff Classic will feature a gathering of PAL football players dating to the organization's inception nearly 40 years ago, as well as a series of scrimmage games at 11 a.m. involving current PAL D-league teams. In addition, dozens of former PAL players will be on the rosters of teams competing on Aug. 30 in the Prep Kickoff Classic.
"The Detroit Sports Commission is proud to align with the Detroit Police Athletic League for PAL Day at the Prep Kickoff Classic," said Dave Beachnau, DSC executive director. "Hosting the Prep Kickoff Classic at Wayne State University in Midtown Detroit provides the perfect opportunity to align with the premier youth sports organization in Detroit for an exciting day of football celebrating the storied history of PAL by welcoming back former PAL players along with hosting a series of PAL scrimmage games featuring current players."
Advance discount tickets to the Prep Kickoff Classic are available at PAL located at 111 West Willis, Detroit, MI 48201. Tickets at PAL are $8 and allow access to all PAL games and Prep Kickoff Classic games on Aug. 30. A portion of the proceeds from advance tickets purchased at PAL will benefit PAL and its more than 10,000 youth members. Tickets purchased at the gate on game day are $10.
"We're thrilled with the opportunity to work with the Detroit Sports Commission on PAL Day at the Prep Kickoff Classic," said Tim Richey, CEO of Detroit PAL. "With so many of our current and former players participating in the event, and our proud alumni who return to enjoy some exciting football, it makes for a great way to celebrate all of their achievements on and off the field."
PAL Day at the Prep Kickoff Classic is a continuation of the 2013 DSC/PAL partnership that included the inaugural Prep Kickoff Classic Field Blitz on July 13 when the DSC and Prep Kickoff Classic team players and coaches partnered to spruce up Detroit's Stoepel Park #2, the home of the PAL Broncos football club.
2013 Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic Game Match-Ups:
Thursday, Aug. 29:
4 p.m. – Dearborn vs. Chippewa Valley
7 p.m. - Dearborn Fordson vs. Macomb Dakota
Friday, Aug. 30:
11 a.m. – Detroit PAL D-League scrimmage games
1 p.m. – Detroit Loyola vs. East English Village Prep
4 p.m. - Orchard Lake St. Mary's vs. Oak Park
7 p.m. - Detroit Cass Tech vs. Southfield
Saturday, Aug. 31:
1:30 p.m. - Birmingham Brother Rice vs. Cleveland (OH) St. Ignatius
5 p.m. - Warren De La Salle vs. Toledo Central Catholic
The Detroit Sports Commission is committed to hosting a high-quality event at WSU and welcomes sponsors and partners from the business and civic community who are interested in collaborating to enhance the game-day experience for the participating schools, teams and fans.