Tony Sizemore, Deputy Police Chief and head of the Cape Coral Police Athletic League, keeps kids out of trouble through a strong sports program, positive mentoring, and personal development training.
Through the generosity of individual donors, Cape Foundation is awarding $4,500 to build healthy lifestyles and positive relationships between Police Officers and the youth of Cape Coral by connecting kids to programs and opportunities that exist in the community.
For Tony Sizemore, who is a Deputy Chief for the Cape Coral Police Department, the success of the program is tied to personal connections, mentoring and relationship building that benefits the young athletes who are in the program.
“I’m just a local guy trying to do right by my hometown,” said Sizemore, who grew up in the Cape, graduated from Mariner High School and Hodges University and lists football, baseball and track and field as sports he participated in.
“We are looking to identify kids in the community who need an outlet or an activity or a sport to get involved with. What we try to do is connect them,” continued Sizemore.
The PAL program is tapping into the strong youth sports foundation that already exists in the Cape.
“We support our local police department. We are a blessed community, and we value the work our police department is doing to support kids by giving them something to strive for and keep them on a positive path, said Michael Chatman, President & CEO, Cape Coral Community Foundation.” I cherish the relationship I have personally built withTony Sizemore and his dedicated team of volunteers.”
The Cape Coral Community Foundation staff, Board of Directors and donors congratulate the Cape Coral Police Athletic League for receiving the $4,500 gift from two anonymous donors who support their vision and mission.