Purdue Athletes Life Success Program (PALS)
For the 6th year in a row, the Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5K will benefit the Purdue Athletes Life Success Program, a free, summer youth development program for underserved, local Tippecanoe County children, ages 8-14. Since 2012, this event has raised nearly $50,000 for PALS.
The mission of PALS is to provide positive growth and character development experiences for these children, and to inspire kids to stay active and healthy. However, the program is much more than a sports camp. The curriculum is centered on sports, fitness, swimming, nutrition, computers, financial literacy, careers, gang avoidance, service learning, and select special events.
PALS works to create an environment that allows each child to grow and become the best person they can be. The goal is to provide a climate that focuses on personal improvement and building of positive relationships with peers and adults. Each week at camp, the program focuses on one of the four pillars of character: respect, responsibility, courage, and caring. The pillar for each week is incorporated into activities throughout camp such as sports, art, computers, and service learning.
For more information please visit the PALS website.