King County Council will honor teenage boxers from White Center on Dec. 12

On Monday, Dec. 12, the King County Council will recognize and honor the White Center PAL Boxing Club for its 2nd place performance at the National Jr. Golden Gloves Tournament in Nevada this summer.  The tournament team was comprised of young boxers from White Center, Tacoma, Spokane, Tri Cities and Vancouver, WA.

The recognition event on Monday is expected to be very moving as one of the members of the club was recently seriously injured by a hit and run taxi cab.  The Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the case and the driver has been charged with felony Hit and Run.

Congressman Dave Reichert, Sheriff John Urquhart, and Executive Dow Constantine are all expected to attend the event.  The Special Recognition Ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the King County Courthouse.

For more info on White Center PAL Boxing, go to their Facebook site:

The Police Activities League (PAL) is a nationwide youth crime prevention program that utilizes educational, athletic and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers and youth. White Center PAL Boxing is dedicated to teaching the area’s youth life achievement skills through the art of boxing.  It is open to boys and girls aged 10 to 18.

“During my time working in White Center, I saw no better or more consistent role models than Coach Tony and Coach Keith,” said King County Sheriff Sgt. BJ Myers. “The coaches set high standards for the boys and girls in the club, expecting dedication and personal responsibility. I was regularly inspired seeing the boxers on training runs through the White Center neighborhoods and by the lively tournaments showcasing their hard work.”

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