BCPAL welcomes new board chairman
Published 6:12 pm Thursday, February 25, 2016
From Beaufort County Police Activities League
At a recent board meeting for the Beaufort County Police Activities League (BCPAL), Dr. Walter Johnson was voted in as the new board chairman. Johnson is a member of the BCPAL Board of Directors and had been serving as the interim chair of the organization since October 2015. Dr. Johnson holds a Ph.D. in computer science and has several master’s degrees in scientific disciplines. He brings over 45 years of university-level research and teaching experience to the BCPAL program as a retired university professor and department chair of the computer science and mathematics department.
The BCPAL interventional program is unique in that it exposes youth to science and technology concepts, utilizing aviation and boating, while stressing health, fitness and positive life-skills. Johnson is uniquely qualified to chair the BCPAL board in this blend of science, technology and fitness — not only does he hold a terminal degree in computer science, but he was a member of the 1960 and 1964 U.S. Olympic teams for track.
Beaufort County PAL is an IRS-approved nonprofit whose mission is two-fold. The first mission is to work with youth who are at risk of making poor life-skill decisions that could adversely impact their life. The second mission is to use a variety of outreach programs and special events to improve the relationship between first responders and the community.
On March 19, BCPAL will coordinate the Harlem Ambassadors Comedy Basketball World Tour coming to Beaufort County to provide an evening of slam dunks, alley-oops and family fun. The highly talented “First Responders” home team will consist of players from of law enforcement, fire department, EMS, U.S. Coast Guard and Beaufort County Schools. They will play the visiting team: the hilarious and talented Harlem Ambassadors. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Southside High School gym in Chocowinity. Concessions will be available at the game.
Advance tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for student and seniors. At the door tickets will be available as follows: Adults, $7; seniors, $5; and students, $3. Children age 5 and under are admitted for free.
Tickets are available at First Bank, Frank’s Pizza and the Chamber of Commerce in Washington and at Bat-TLe Salon Images in Aurora.
For more information, call 252-948-0050, ext. 5.