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Leftover PAL money went to youth causes
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Funds from the defunct Police Activities League went to worthy causes.
Kye Stevens, the City of Ripon’s Recreation Director, detailed how the money was properly dispersed at the City Council meeting Tuesday.
“Last year, you directed staff to transfer money from the (defunct) PAL account to the Rec Department,” he said in his report to the elected leaders.
The account had remaining balance of $6,819, of which were divvy up in half in grants ($3,409) and scholarships ($3,409) on December 2014.
Couple that with an additional $222 in other donations specifically for scholarships.
Ripon High Sober Grad and Ripon Christian Sober Grad both received $704, according to Stevens, who was part of a selection group that also included then-Mayor Leo Zuber.
The money went to organizations in Ripon and youngsters from low-income families looking to participate in the rec league sports.
Because of that, five youngsters got to take part in flag football while 11 took part in baseball or softball.
Scholarships also made possible for five to participate in t-ball, six in basketball and 19 in soccer.
Recieving the council-approved one-time grants at $500 each were RHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Ripon Community & Youth Commission, Heartland Community Church, and Stone Soup Child Care Program.
Council requested a report for later on how those local groups used their grant funds.