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Police Atheltic League of Buffalo helps kids experience skiing and snowboarding

Posted at 6:33 PM, Dec 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 18:33:35-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It's an experience some never get to try-- 25 Buffalo teens had the opportunity to try skiing and snowboarding thanks to the Police Athletic League of Buffalo (PAL).

"I wish I had the opportunity to do this when I was younger," Harvey Miles, Program Director of the Police Athletic League said. He tried skiing for the first time last year and wanted to bring the fun sport to kids that may never get the chance to try it out.

"It was cool, I'm surprised I didn't fall," 13-year-old Tajanay Irizarry said after she completed her first run down the bunny slope. She enjoys going to the events the PAL have because she likes the challenge of trying something new and loves meeting new people.

The PAL is a non-profit organization that provide activities for children and teens, mostly centered around sports-- to teach kids the value of teamwork, competition, and keep them moving to stay healthy, Miles added.

There are 60 kids participating in the ski and snowboard program this year and Miles hopes the program will keep growing in the future.