In August, Blue Cares attended the (PAL) Police Athletic League’s championship baseball games at the Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium. With the help of a few volunteers, we packed up the Blue Cares van with food and chairs in the early morning and made our way to the stadium. As the baseball games began and the parents looked upon their children, we set up a booth nearby. There, we cheered on the talented boys and girls until the games ended. After, the children lined up to receive their ice cream bars and additional bottles of water. Many SAPD officers were out as well, grilling burger patties to feed the baseball players and their families in 100+ degree heat. The event was a successful one for everyone involved!

Kids lining up for burgers at the Mission's event
Cooking burgers at the Out on the Field event

The PAL program is currently ran by SAPD officer Danny Zamora who has proven to be a leader in the community in regards to giving back and assisting low-income and underprivileged children and we are so proud to partner with him in programs such as the PAL program. He is truly making a difference in the community, working tirelessly as a police officer and as a mentor. Giving back is something Officer Zamora cares about and so do we.

Volunteers at the Blue Cares Out on the Field event

Blue Cares is heavily involved in programs all across the city of San Antonio, where we go above and beyond to care for and provide assistance to children of families who may not be able to afford the funds to purchase sports equipment, uniforms, or even food to eat over the weekend. Created by the San Antonio Police Officers’ Association, we have worked closely with government and educational institutions, non-profit organizations and other businesses to serve the community and give back.

We have volunteer opportunities coming up, as well as opportunities to make monetary donations and/or toy donations. We look forward to hearing from you.  If you are interested in providing a service for underprivileged children of San Antonio or San Antonio police officers, feel free to contact us at (210) 822-4428.

You can read more about San Antonio Police Officer Danny Zamora HERE.

 

Serving Lunch to kids at the Out on the Field event Blue Cares outreach van

Kids at the Missions GameMission's field during Blue Cares event