Austin Toros Partner With Police Activities League and Premier Athletic Complex to Raise Funds for Youth Basketball League

Austin, TX July 19, 2013 - The Austin Toros are proud to announce they are partnering with the Police Activities League of Austin (PAL) and the Premier Athletic Complex (PAC) to host a youth basketball tournament on September 7-8, 2013. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to support the PAL basketball league in Austin.

“The Police Activities League of Austin is excited, and very fortunate, to be collaborating with the Austin Toros and the PAC,” said senior police officer Eric Oakmon. “This partnership will be beneficial to youth basketball programs in the Austin area and throughout Central Texas.”

PAL gives underserved youth an opportunity to participate in an organized sport and keep them away from making poor decisions that might have negative consequences. Their goal is to provide quality athletic activities and educational training for youth at no charge or a very low cost to families.

“Proceeds from this event will go towards future youth programming, which ensures all youth have an opportunity to participate in community activities sponsored by PAL,” added Oakmon. “Together, we can move forward and continue to “Build a Community of Stars”, the name given to the inaugural event. We invite you to come and join with us!”

Tournament participants will include boys and girls teams in grades 4-12, and takes place at the Premier Athletic Complex (PAC). There will be a select team and high school teams division to allow for both types of teams to be represented. Teams are guaranteed four games. Registration is $175 per team through August 23, late registration is $200.

“With the school division, it is our intent to give high school and middle school coaches an ability to play their school teams together in the fall before the start of official basketball practices,” Nelson Terroba, PAC Facility Director, said. “Our select division will allow select teams in all grade levels from all across the state to take part in this great cause.”

For more information on the tournament and how to register, teams can call Nicole Palmer at 512-762-7389 or visit www.pac-tx.com.