On January 19, 2016, the Dallas PAL Boxing Program held their 2nd Annual Award Ceremony at the Janie C. Turner Recreation Center to honor the kids who have shown dedication from the moment they stepped foot inside the ring. This program is designed for youth ages 8-18 and provides kids from the community with an opportunity to be involved in an after school activity that teaches them the fundamentals of boxing, while developing other character building skills. While enrolled in the program they learn how to respect one another and themselves, build social skills, leadership skills, and the importance of giving back to the community by volunteering. In order to be enrolled in the PALS boxing program the kids must be enrolled in school and have academically passing grades. During last night’s ceremony, several kids were awarded for demonstrating their hard work over the past year. The awards presented included Most Improved, Most Consistent, Most Weight Lost, Most Dedicated, and Rookie of the Year. There were also Appreciation Awards given to some of the sponsors that have donated money to help keep improving the program along with individual’s who dedicate a large amount of time to help coach the kids and lead them to their victory knockouts. Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown also made an appearance at the award ceremony and spoke to the kids about how important it was to stay dedicated and focused. On behalf of the Dallas Police Department we want to say Great Job to the kids for winning their awards and a big Thank You to the our sponsors.