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San Mateo, CA Police Department
Wednesday May 26th, 2010 :: 05:39 p.m. PDT


Congratulations to San Mateo PAL Rugby on a top 4 finish in the National Tournament and great personal achievement!

“Building the Bond Between Cops & Kids”
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The following information is being distributed to our Media Partners and to the Community on behalf of the San Mateo Police Activities League:
Sergeant Dave Norris
Community Services / PAL
San Mateo Police Department

San Mateo PAL Warriors Rugby Team
Our Hometown Heroes!

The San Mateo Police Activities League (PAL) Warriors Rugby Team placed #1 in the NorCal Division Rugby League and just returned from their incredible trip to the National Playoffs in Utah.

We congratulate the team on their fantastic season as they won one playoff game and returned home as one of the top 4 teams in the U-19 Division of USA Rugby for the Nation! An incredible showing after just 3 years as a team, as many of the youth overcame personal and academic challenges to earn a chance to compete. They have achieved great successes both on and off the field!

When notified of their invitation to the National Championships, the San Mateo Police Activities League had only two weeks' notice to raise the money needed to send all 40 boys and their coaches to represent San Mateo at the National Championships in Utah. The PAL Board, along with the team members and their families sprang into action and our generous community raised all the needed funds in less than two weeks.
San Mateo PAL and the entire team give special thanks to all of our Community Partners who dedicated their time and efforts to secure the funding for our San Mateo PAL Warriors to experience the chance of a lifetime:

Team Sponsors:

Glenborough, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, Outback Steakhouse of San Mateo, Wells Fargo Bank

Major Community Sponsors:

Borel Private Bank & Trust Co., KTVU 2, City of San Mateo, San Mateo Police Department, Phoenix Digital Printing, USA Rugby, FA'A Pasifika, Heather Vasquez, United American Bank, Raiser Organization, Burger King of San Mateo, Concar Enterprises, Scott & Lane Poms, Vocker Kristofferson & Co., Barulich Dugoni Law Group, Lash Stevenson, The Noceda Family, The Baker Family…

And the steadfast supporters of the San Mateo Police Activities League, including:

Andrew Batinovich, Scott Poms, Tom Vocker, Pat Prudhel, John Adams, Larry Atkinson, Linda Asbury, Paul Barulich, Robert Binn, Sandra Boyle, Sheila Canzian, Carol Conroy, Richard Decker, Pam Frisella, Carole Groom, Tana Goff, Frances Grunder, John Kelly, Scott Laurence, Susan Manheimer, Phillip Raiser, Robert Ross, Don Shoecraft, Margaret Taylor, Ken Wayne, Marie Whitehill, Keith Young… and many other community partners!

The San Mateo Police Activities League is committed to supporting the success of youth by building the bond between cops and kids. To learn more about San Mateo PAL and all of our programs, please visit the PAL website:

San Mateo, CA Police Department
200 Franklin Pkwy
San Mateo, CA 94403

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-522-7700

David Norris
Support Services

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