Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier hosted the 13th Annual PALpalooza on Tuesday, July 25 from 5-9 p.m. The Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) and more than 18 California Police Activities League (CAL-PAL) chapters, from Santa Barbara to Victorville, received a free, fun-filled back-to-school treat.

PALpalooza had its largest attendance with more than 900 kids enjoying Pacific Park’s exciting rides, midway games and a food selection from the Park’s oceanfront food court. Santa Monica PAL is Pacific Park’s primary charitable organization on the Westside. The two-acre amusement park donated all food, drinks, games and rides for PALpalooza.“PALpalooza has special meaning for Pacific Park’s employees,” said Jeff Klocke, Vice President and General Manager at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. “Over the last 13 years they have enjoyed the opportunity to provide thousands of kids with a back-to-school treat including rides, games and great fun at the beach.”

“The PAL kids love to come to Pacific Park and enjoy the rides and games before heading back to school each year,” says Eula Fritz, director of the Santa Monica Police Activities League. “We had another record turnout, which speaks to the popularity of Pacific Park and the fun the kids have when they visit the amusement park. We are grateful to Pacific Park and their ongoing commitment to the PAL organization and all of the kids.”

– Submitted by Cameron Andrews, Pier Communications