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PAL Tournament of Champions in Jamaica

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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 12:36 pm, Thu Mar 6, 2014.

Children from the five boroughs came to the Police Athletic League Edward Byrne Center in South Jamaica on Feb. 19 to attend the annual PAL Games Day Tournament of Champions.

The day is designed to promote relationships and understanding by bringing together boys and girls of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

The children, ages 5 to 13, compete in events that challenge them both physically and intellectually, including basketball and pingpong to the challenge of building structures that will stand and boas that will float.

The center was named for NYPD Officer Edward Byrne, a patrolman in the 103rd Precinct who was a 22-year-old rookie when he was killed in the line of duty 26 years ago.

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