Oklahoma City Police Athletic League Inc.
3816 S. Robinson Ave
Oklahoma City OK 73109
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
OKC Police Athletic League
Mission Statement

Cops Helping Kids Succeed!

OCPD Lt. Jermaine Johnson huddled up with his flag football team
Contact Information
Contact Name Peter Evans
Contact email Peter.Evans@okcpal.org
Address 3816 S. Robinson Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73109
Phone (405) 632-2240
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Phone 405 585-3125
How to Give
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/ocpal/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer Donations may be mailed to 3816 S. Robinson Ave, Oklahoma City OK, 73109.  Please makes checks payable to the Oklahoma City Police Athletic League. 
For inquiries regarding in-kind donations, please contact Peter Evans at peter.evans@okcpal.org, or by phone at 405-585-3125.
 For inquiries regarding volunteer coaching or mentoring opportunities, please contact Peter Evans at peter.evans@okcpal.org, or by phone at 405-585-3125.  
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $681,750.00
Projected Expenses $619,750.00
History and Background
Year Founded 1992
IRS Ruling Year 1992
State Registration Expiration Feb 2016

Cops Helping Kids Succeed!


OKC PAL was formed in 1991 through a resolution approved by the Oklahoma City Council. The National Association of Police Athletic/Activities Leagues, recognized as the largest juvenile crime prevention program in the nation, certified OKC PAL as a chapter member on March 11, 1991. OKC PAL is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation governed by a Board of Directors comprised of members from the community. It is staffed with full-time sworn police officers, police employees from the OCPD Police Community Relations Unit, and civilians employed directly by the nonprofit itself. The first OKC PAL Center, located at 3816 S. Robinson, opened in October 2009.  Today, OKC PAL serves more than half of the schools in OKCPS through a range of sports and mentoring programs.

The short-term goal of our program is to provide our schools with a way to incentivize their students to stay more active and engaged in the classroom.  Schools do so by setting their own eligibility standards for participation within the OKC PAL program.  Our long-term vision is to eventually see an increase in graduation rates and a decrease in crime/violent crime in our city.
Preliminary data shows that students who participate in the OKC PAL program have fewer absences and fewer disciplinary infractions than students who do not participate. 
Our most immediate goal is to expand our program to serve every elementary school in OKCPS.  Currently, we are serving 29 of 55.  Our long-term financial goal is to build our endowment fund to a point that our entire program is completely sustainable.
OKC PAL's two largest needs will be finding coaches for our elementary athletic league.  From a funding perspective, we were able to fully fund our league at no cost to our students or our schools at a rate of approximately $50 per roster spot during the 2016-2017 school year.  With projected growth and program additions, we expect to accumulate nearly $215,000 in league expenses (league fees, referees, on-site staffing, uniforms and equipment) during the 2018-2019 school year.
From a volunteer/coaching perspective, last school year saw participation from 185 teams.  Our projection for the coming year is 285 teams.  Any individuals interested in coaching 7v7 football, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, or soccer can visit www.OKCPAL.org/BecomeACoach or contact Stephen Drew at Stephen.Drew@okcpal.org. 
CEO/Executive Director Statement My relationship with the Oklahoma City Police Athletic League began in June of 2010 when I received an email from a local organization in search of male mentors in the neighborhood in which I grew up.  I showed up to a program I knew nothing about and I immediately fell in love.  I served OKC PAL in many different capacities (volunteer coach, mentor, board member, & community advocate) prior to being selected as the first executive director in January of 2013.  I accepted the role as E.D. because I believe in the mission of the Oklahoma City Police Athletic League and I have a passion for the youth in our program.  Since that time, we've seen our programs expand into more than half the elementary schools in OKCPS.  Our schools, our students, and their families have all bought into our program model and that is a large reason for our dramatic growth in such a short amount of time, and it also highlights the extreme need for programs like ours.  
Board Chair Statement

The Oklahoma City Police Athletic League (OKC PAL) has quietly become a positive force in the lives of hundreds Oklahoma City Public Schools students (OKCPS). OKC PAL provides a number of programs including an afterschool program and activities in the schools. In the past three years of my volunteer service to OKC PAL we founded elementary school athletic leagues that reach OKCPS students most in need of so-called “wrap-around services.”
As of 2017 OKC PAL provides approximately 1500 students with mentoring and positive adult attention within the context of team and individual sports, all of which are at no cost to the student’s family. However, this total number of students served only represents approximately 20% of 5th and 6th graders from schools where PAL is implemented. Our ultimate goal is to provide every fifth-grade and sixth-grade student in OKCPS with the opportunity to play team sports and receive character education.
Within the PAL programs, students, at a critical age, meet and interact with Oklahoma City Police officers in a positive, non-punitive and constructive setting. The officers become alternative role models for kids who otherwise wouldn’t necessarily see themselves with many future options.
OKCPS has reported to us that students involved in OKC PAL programs are less likely to miss school and have fewer disciplinary incidents.
I serve OKC PAL because almost forty years ago I was student at OKCPS’s Hillcrest Elementary; I lived in an unstable home with scant resources. While those were clearly difficult times, my memories of that time are of the adults that took time to pay me kind attention.
OKC PAL’s biggest challenge right now is obtaining the resources necessary to bring the elementary league’s success to every applicable OKCPS school.
Jake Fisher, OKC PAL Board President
July 1st, 2017
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma City
Our programs are offered through targeted schools within OKCPS.  Currently, we are active in 48 elementary schools and five high schools.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Recreation & Sports/Amateur Sports Competitions
Tertiary Organizational Category Education/Elementary & Secondary Schools
Description This program utilizes the Capitol Hill Lions Center to provide after school activities, character building, games, and tutoring for 3 inner city schools. Volunteers mentors are a big part in making the program successful and they are always needed.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Description OKC PAL, in partnership with the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreations Department, Fields and Futures, and Oklahoma Cleats for Kids, is providing an athletics program for elementary schools in OKCPS.  This program is intended to bring the benefit of team sports to elementary schools in the district.  We currently offer 7v7 football, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, and soccer to 47 of the 55 elementary schools in the district and our long-term goal is to bring offer than program district-wide.
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Peter Evans
Start Date Jan 2013
Email peter.evans@okcpal.org
Senior Staff
Phil CarrMentor Coordinator
Stephen DrewAthletic Director
Number of Full-time Staff 2
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 500
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? No
Management reports to board? N/A
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 1
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted July 2018
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Name Mr. Jake Fisher
Company Affiliation Bridges Advertising
Term July 2017 to June 2020
Email jake@bridgesstrategies.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2018
Board of Directors List
Mr. Chris CrottsCrotts, Lohrey & Assoc. PLLCVoting
Mr. Jake FisherBridge AdvertisingVoting
Mr. Robert GarbrechtMcAfee & TaftVoting
Mr. Kelly GrayMcLaughlin Family FoundationVoting
Mrs. Deserae JacksonVoting
Mr. Adam JewellVoting
Ms. Jessica Martinez-BrooksUniversity of OklahomaVoting
Mr. Tim McLaughlinFields & FuturesVoting
Mr. John MeyersRCB BankVoting
Mr. J.T. PetherickVoting
Ms. Sarah RobertsInasmuch FoundationVoting
Ms. Nicole ThomasEpic EventsVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 4
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 30 %
Board Orientation No
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2018-June 30, 2019
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $681,750
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $619,750
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$3,754$3,432$2,508
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$278,202$188,335$129,511
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$286,390$273,902$203,563
Administration Expense$87,832----
Fundraising Expense$40,863----
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.081.160.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses69%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue25%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$396,714$362,018$319,203
Current Assets$353,166$323,260$278,936
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$4,045$1,866$2,882
Total Net Assets$392,669$360,152$316,321
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities87.31173.2496.79
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $278,202Special Events $188,335Special Events $129,511
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $165,646Contributions $125,966Contributions $69,022
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $3,754Investment Income $3,432Investment Income $2,508
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
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Address 3816 S. Robinson Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73109
Primary Phone 405 632-2240
Contact Email Peter.Evans@okcpal.org
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/ocpal/
CEO/Executive Director Peter Evans
Board Chair Mr. Jake Fisher
Board Chair Company Affiliation Bridges Advertising