Greater Norristown Police Athletic League

Education, Health, Recreation, Community

The Greater Norristown Police Athletic League is a non-profit, volunteer
organization serving the youth and families of the Greater Norristown
community with recreational, educational, and cultural programs
addressing citizenship, self-esteem, avoidance of substance
abuse, and respect for law and order.

Since 1976, Greater Norristown PAL (GNPAL) has served thousands of area youth in a variety of programs.  In 2005, the GNPAL moved into the old Stewart National Guard Armory building near the Elmwood Park/zoo/sports complex, and the building is now called the Greater Norristown PAL Center.

You must be a GNPAL member to participate in leagues, classes, or programs.  GNPAL members must also pay any fees for classes or programs that they participate in.  Members will receive a card that must be presented to gain access to the GNPAL Center.

A membership application is available in PDF format by clicking here.  Adobe Reader is needed to open the file.  To obtain a free copy of Adobe Reader, click on Adobe Reader.

What’s new at Greater Norristown PAL?


Chesterbrook Academy students make donations to GNPAL
On Wednesday, November 19, the students at Chesterbrook Academy in Oaks, PA brought donations to GNPAL in support of the Lt. Patty Simons Law Enforcement Food Drive and the GNPAL programs.  

Guitar lessons & Street Funk Hip Hop Dance classes at GNPAL starting November 15
Enrollment in each activity is limited. To learn more, click on “Programs” tab in the blue navigation bar at the top of the page.

Business Boosters support GNPAL while promoting their business
Greater Norristown PAL (GNPAL) is pleased to announce a new partnership opportunity for area businesses to show their support for Norristown’s youth while also increasing their visibility in the community.  The new initiative, called “GNPAL Business Boosters,” provides an opportunity for local business owners to make a contribution to GNPAL and advertise their business at the same time.
For more information about the program and how to partcipate, click on Business Boosters program.

GNPAL featured on Comcast Newsmakers
GNPAL Executive Director Brett Wells has taped a Comcast Newsmakers segment in which he discusses the fall programs and highlights the Law Enforcement Explorer Post and the Boxing program.  To see the segment, click on Comcast Newsmakers.

Support GNPAL by using Amazon Smile!
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support GNPAL every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to GNPAL.
For more information, click on “Donate” in the blue navigation bar at the top of this page.

Subscribe to the Times Herald and support Greater Norristown PAL!
Subscribe to The Times Herald and help GNPAL.  For every PAID 8 week subscription that is sold, GNPAL will receive a $40 donation in your name and you will receive a $10 gift card to a local store.  Print the ad (pdf), click here, and use it to send in your subscription request, or call the Times Herald at 1-888-933-4233.