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Jun, 2018

Chesterfield PAL

Building lasting relationships with youth is Rick Cremonese’s goal.

Cremonese, a master officer with Chesterfield Police Department, helped start a Police Athletic League pilot program last year. The program has blossomed into a full-blown one this year, and the Chesterfield Police Athletic League has held an event each month for children ages 5-17.

The next event – a football camp set to run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Falling Creek Middle School’s practice field – will include Chesterfield native and some former college and professional football players.

Cremonese, 52, got the idea for a Police Athletic League while working for the Petersburg Police Department in the late 1990s.

“I saw what it was doing for the kids,” he said. After two or three years of working with youth in that program, children would come running to his car whenever they saw him, he said. Cremonese said he would play football, basketball and stickball with kids while on duty.

A native of northwest Pennsylvania, Cremonese worked with Rosalinda Rivera and New Life for Youth, a nonprofit offshoot of New Life Outreach International.

Together they formed a governing board for the athletic league and are accepting donations from individuals and businesses. So far, $1,000 has been raised along with various in-kind donations, board member Lori Scott said.

Some 20 officers from Chesterfield Police Department have volunteered at various events, Cremonese said, noting that officers from other law enforcement agencies are also invited to help.


Full Village News Article here: http://villagenewsonline.com/2018/06/26/police-athletic-league-up-and-running-will-host-football-camp-saturday/

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Chesterfield Police Athletic/Activities League

1324 Sycamore Square 
N Chesterfield, Virginia 23113

Phone: 804-638-0112
Email: [email protected]
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