Vice President of Economic Development Scott Maynard sits down with the President of the Police Athletic League Board Melissa Benes to talk about the Gala they are planning on February 29, 2024, in hopes of getting businesses to help them grow PAL. The league is more of a mentorship program that uses sports to guide those positive relationships.” Over 1,000 St. Johns County youth participate in the program. To learn more about PAL and how you can volunteer or become a partner go to By investing in our youth today, we can help ensure a sustainable workforce for tomorrow.