PAL activities Suspended

PAL activities Suspended

NCPAL and ALL Affiliates (PAL Units) want to make sure our participants are safe.  As the situation continues to evolve, we are working hard to minimize any potential risks.  ALL PAL UNIT AND PROGRAMS WILL SUSPEND ACTIVITIES TODAY 3/12/20 AND WILL RESUME ON 4/20/20 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED- THIS IS NOT IN RESPONSE TO ANY CASE, THIS IS PREVENTATIVE MEASURES. OUR FIRST CONCERN ARE OUR PARTICIPANTS. We will re-evaluate the situation taking into all considerations from Local Government, and CDC guidelines. 

Please communicate to all Units, as well as program directors and participants that this is a preventative measure and not in response to any case.  

Parents, some of you might have heard recently that we lost our fields at Boces. We are currently working to get them back. The BMCHSD has been working with us to help resolve this issue. The school district has given up their practice space at Boces for us, as well as additional space at their school fields too. Thanks to the Bellmore Merrick Central High School district for the continuous support to our Pal Programs!!!

2K Challenge

2K Challenge is a fun cross country race for the kids.

It was held at Gardiner’s County Park on Sunday, October 21. This race has hay bales in 2 spots on the course which adds to the fun factor.





On the start line on a very chilly day

Hanging out before the race

Friends, fun, laughter – this is what a team is all about!

Way to go guys!
One more race to go – Championship meet on November 11!


2018 Cross Country

The USATF XC Invitational was held at Gardiners County Park on Sunday, October 7 and the Bellmore PAL XC team was there doing their coaches & parents proud.Coach Lam and Coach Charlie with some of the team before the start of the meet – Madeleine, Ryan, Alex, Lucas, Mikhaila, Joylin, Analia, Nicholas, Diego, Evan, Jaylah, Lilliana, Izabella, Nathan

Mikhaila,  Alex and John,  in the 13/14 age group ran  4K.
Athletes 8 & under ran  2k, 9/10 year olds &11/12 year olds ran 3K.
It was a great day for our athletes!


Mile Grand Prix

Our 2nd Mile Grand Prix ended with the Farmingdale Mile on September 1.

The Grand Prix included the LI Marathon mile, Bellmore Striders July 4th mile, Massapequa Mile, Farmingdale Mile.

Warming up on the start line of the July 4th mile with other young athletes






Pictures from the Massapequa Mile

Sitting on a bench cooling off from their run in Farmingdale

Kate on the podium

It was a great Grand Prix .
Results are based on each athlete running 3 of the 4 mile races.

9-12 year boys
1st – Ryan Anderson; 2nd – Diego Martinez; 3rd – Mikael Panju

13-14 year boys
1st – Anthony Scotto; 2nd – Alex Ramirez

11-13 year girls
1st – Leanna Trefcer; 2nd – Mikhaila Hawthorne

There were  7 other athletes who did not complete 3 races.

They are moving on to High School

Healthy competition between team mates – Anthony & John

Massapequa Mile  2018                          Farmingdale Mile 2018

They start  high school in September this year!


Kate, Steven, John and Anthony at the Bellmore Striders 4 mile on July 4th.

Best wishes guys – it was awesome having you on the team through the years!


Your coaches and teammates are very proud of you!