Thompson Hinman, Executive Director of the Police Athletic League (PAL) discusses the value of the league and the benefit it offers the community. Hinman said, “PAL is a national organization dedicated to engage St. Johns County youth in a variety of sports. 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