The Great EsSkate - Our Mission
The Great EsSkate has two goals. We want to introduce skaters the world over to the perfect weather; multi-national population; flat, palm-lined pavement; and awesome police force that make the Great EsSkate a unique experience. But we have a more serious goal, too: to raise funds for the Police Athletic League (PAL).
PAL is a youth crime prevention program that uses educational, athletic, and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers and youth. Studies have shown that a kid who gets to know and respect police officers on the ball field, in the gym or in a classroom is more likely to respect the laws those police officers enforce. The positive relationships that grow out of PAL benefit the youth, the police officer, the neighborhood, and society in general.
That's why so many people give so much of their time and resources to produce the Great EsSkate, and why we ask you to donate! It's not just a skating event, it's a chance to partner with the South Florida law enforcement community, and to have a positive impact on today's kids and tomorrow's society!