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Building Champions On & Off the Field

“The Mission of PAL of Southern Nevada is to provide area youth, ages 6 to 17 with positive alternatives through athletics, education and community service. All PAL programs involve local law enforcement as coaches, instructors, mentors, and role models. Police employee involvement helps promote a positive view of law enforcement and leads to life changing attitudes and relationships.”

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Q&A with Jovanni Saurez

What age did you start boxing ?

I started at age 7, and started because of my older brothers.

What school did you graduate from ?

Western High School

Favorite Boxer ?

Errol Spence and Oleksandv Usyk

Favorite sports quote?

I hated every minute of training, but I said “ Don’t Quit”. “Suffer now and live the rest of your life, as a Champion”. - Muhammad Ali 

What one word describes you?


How does being a boxer inspire you to do good?

It makes me feel good, and inspires me to never give up.

How do you cope with the mental pressures facing and during a tournament ?

I just try to relax, read articles, watch TV, and try not to think to much of it, because I know I put the hard work in already.

Do you have any advise to the athletes in the Gym?

Train hard, and work on conditioning, but no matter what, always try, and have fun inside the boxing ring.

LVMPD Sergeant Jason Santos SOS Interview

Gene Lewis Boxing Tournament - Mesa, AZ

Center Ring Boxing took 14 athletes and 12 made to the finals on the third day, coming home with 2 runner-ups and 9 champions!  Thank you to all of you and a very special thank you to officers Marina Ramirez and Alfredo Lara-Marquez for sharing your time,  efforts, energy and knowledge with the young athletes at Center Ring Boxing.  Together we are not only developing  champions in the ring but champions in life. 

2021 Safe Neighbhood Youth Basketball Tournament

On Sept. 5th we held the 8th annual Safe Neighborhood 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament at UNLV. Thank you to all volunteers and families that came out for the event. We look forward to seeing you at next year's event!

2020 Girls High School Football Combine & Showcase

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PAL Boxing Program

PAL Basketball
Stupak Recreation Center
251 W, Boston ave
Mondays  and Wednesdays 
4pm to 6 pm

PAL boxing on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm @ Richard Steele Gym. We look forward to seeing everyone!

LVMPD Safe Neighborhood

Youth 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Metro police PAL program plans to expand to reach at-risk youth!

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