The purpose of the Police Athletic League is to provide recreational activities for youth as an alternative to involvement in activities that could lead to ill and or criminal conduct. The Police Athletic League also seeks to foster positive and trusting relationships between police officers and Norfolk’s youth through Badges for Baseball and the Summer Youth Camps. Badge for Baseball is for boys and girls, and occurs from April through mid-summer. Each year PAL host 2 youth camps in July (ages 8-12) and August (ages 13-16). Both PAL initiatives allow for positive engagement through physical exercise, mentorship, and sportsmanship.