News release - 3/13/2012

Published 3/13/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT Oxnard Police Activities League 5th Annual Dinner Auction Fundraiser 
DATE/TIME Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. 
LOCATION Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center 
CONTACT Mike Ramirez (805) 385-8230

(Oxnard, CA) The Oxnard Police Activities League Dinner Auction Fundraiser will take place on March 24, 2012 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center in Oxnard. This is the fifth annual event which dedicates 100 percent of every dollar raised to support local youth – no administration or overhead costs.
The Oxnard Police Activities League (PAL) is a city-wide, after-school crime prevention program designed to build positive relationships between youth, police officers and the community. PAL offers free programs for youth ages seven to 18 and a low-cost soccer league for youth ages three to 19. PALs mission is to divert youth away from gangs and other criminal activity by providing a wide variety of positive alternatives under the care and supervision of trained police officers, recreation staff and community volunteers.
Two outstanding PAL youth members will be recognized at this year’s event as well as many members of the community who support PAL in a variety of ways. The recognition categories include: charity of the year, distinguished donor of the year, community and corporate sponsors of the year and business person of the year. In addition, PAL will recognize several special honorees.

The two youth of the year to be recognized at this year’s event are Mayte Alonso and Kevin Alanis. Mayte is an eighth grade Blackstock Junior High School student who has been a PAL member for two years. Mayte is ASB president at her school and an honors student who carries a 4.0 grade point average. She is the president of her chapter of PALs Youth Director’s Council and hopes to become a lawyer. Her goal is to attend UCLA and transfer to Harvard Law School.

Kevin is a junior at Hueneme High School and is also the president of his chapter of PALs Youth Director’s Council. Kevin has been a PAL member for six years. He is very active in academic clubs as well as being a student athlete. He competes in cross-country, basketball, track and golf. Kevin is Hueneme High School’s junior class president.
PAL is still accepting donations of auction items or cash. At this point, some of the auction items include: lunch with the Oxnard police chief, an unlimited movie pass, event and theme park tickets, romantic dinners, dinner at an Oxnard Fire station. You may purchase tickets, a sponsorship or buy commemorative recognition in the program. For donations and ticket information visit or call (805) 385-8230.  
Black tie is not required at this very casual and fun event.


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