Irving PAL Boxer George Rincon
Irving PAL Boxer George Rincon makes his place in history as the sixth boxer to win 5 State Golden Gloves Championships.
Tom Adams, James Busceme, Morris Carona, Bobby Scoggins and Fort Worth’s Jose Orozco have all won
5 titles over the course of the tournament’s 77-year history.
George will represent Texas in the National Golden Gloves in May in Salt Lake City, Utah May 13-18, 2013.
Irving PAL Boxers
Successful At 2013 Dallas Golden Gloves
Irving PAL participated in the 2013 Dallas Golden Gloves held at the Hella Shrine Temple, Garland TX, January 22nd - 25th.
IPAL had 6 - unopposed champions, 9 - 1st place champions, 8 - 2nd place boxers and 4 - 3rd place boxers.
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Irving PAL Boxers
Successful At 2012 Houston Open Nationals
Irving PAL Boxers competed in the 2012 Houston Open Nationals earlier this year.
George Rincon won "outstanding boxer of the event" award and received a $1000 scholarship for continuing his education.
Boxers placed in the tournament as follows:
George Rincon - 1st place
Fabian Alvarado - 1st place
Hector Valdez - 1st place
Jose Campos - 1st place
Juan Salazar - 2nd place
Miguel Nunez - 2nd place
Alejandro Guerrero - 2nd place
Jaime Guerrero - 2nd place
Martin Delgado - 2nd place
Danny Catalan - 2nd place
Christopher Rodriguez - 2nd place
GRAINGER Donates $5,000
To Purchase Kayaks For Kids' Program
GRAINGER, a local industrial equipment and tool company, donated $5,000 for the purchase of kayaks and boating supplies used in our kids' program. Kayaks and boating equipment were borrowed from Texas Parks & Wildlife, but were returned back to them.
This purchase will now establish a permanent kayaking program for our youth.
Irving Fraternal Order of Police & Q Automotive
The Irving Fraternal Order of Police partnered with Q Automotive and hosted a fundraiser on November 5, 2011 benefitting Irving PAL.
Raffle tickets were sold helping to raise $2,500 with all proceeds going to PAL. The money was used to
purchase new mountain bikes for the kid’s off-road biking program.
Bikes were previously borrowed from Texas Parks & Wildlife, but were returned back to them. This purchase will now establish a permanent biking program for our youth. Joseph Barbaria, an Irving business owner, was the winner of the grand prize drawing winning a new Fiat for 30 days.
Irving PAL Participates In
First Ever Hunting Trip Saturday, February 19th
The trip took place in East Texas (Mabank) in partnership with the State of Texas Game Wardens and their youth organization. Our PAL hunters were comprised mostly of kids who attended our Hunter Education Course. The PAL participants hunted for wild hogs on over a thousand acres of privately owned land. The hogs continue to be a daily nuisance to the landowners destroying their crops and farm land.
There were over 70 people attending the event, 45 of them coming from the PAL. There were a total of 17 PAL hunters (14 were "first time" hunters). Three PAL hunting groups were successful in shooting a hog and are photographed below. All hogs were processed and taken home by the hunters.
Austin (9 years old) Remi (10 years old) Preston (15 years old)
Irving PAL Hunters
Complete State Hunter Education Course
Sixteen youth hunters completed the first-ever PAL hosted State Hunter Education Course.
The course was sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife in preparation for the upcoming hog hunting trip scheduled later this month.
Participants attended 3 days of training, including a weapons familiarization course, taught by Irving Officers James Hallum and Steve Smith.
Irving PAL Boxers
Successful At 2011 Dallas Golden Gloves
Irving PAL participated in the 2011 Dallas Golden Gloves held at the Hella Shrine Temple, Garland TX, January 26th - 29th.
Danny Catalan, George Rincon and Pedro Navarette earned 1st place trophies and the distinction of being called "Golden Gloves Champions".
Other boxers placing at the tournament include Luis A. Garcia (2nd), Jaime Guerrero (2nd), Bryan Acosta (3rd) and Jorge Carrasco (3rd).
Four boxers were named "Unopposed Champions" which included Caleb Palomar, Adolfo Rodriguez, Martin Delgado and Alex Rincon.
Irving PAL Wins $2,500
In "Happy Q Year" Giveaway At Q Chevrolet
Q Chevrolet and Q Chrysler Jeep Dodge have announced that the Irving Police Athletic League has won $2,500 as part of The Happy Q Year $50,000 Giveaway. The Irving Police Athletic League won the prize as the charity with the most entries for the $50,000 grand prize drawing.
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