City of South Salt Lake


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Upcoming Events

For a complete listing of upcoming PAL events, please click here

Mission Statement

South Salt Lake PAL is a positive youth development organization that utilizes educational, athletic and recreational activities to:

  • create trust and understanding between police officers and youth
  • provide mentoring opportunities to youth
  • connect youth with strong and positive role models in the community
  • encourage healthy decision making and self-esteem, and
  • create and promote community partnerships and involvement.


  • NFL Flag Football - an after school program in the spring and fall for boys and girls, 12-14 years old.
  • PAL Mentoring - provides the opportunity to build structured & trusting relationships between young people and caring mentors.
  • Street Hockey - events held throughout the summer at various community events.
  • TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) - an after school program at Granite Park Jr. High, focused on community service & peer leadership initiatives.
  • PAL Pete Suazo Boxing Center - youth first participate in an hour of homework and tutoring, then move on to their choice of boxing or various other fitness or arts activities.
  • SSL Rec & PAL Baseball - the team competes in inter-league play with other teams throughout the Salt Lake area.


Board Members

Vilia Van Tonder - PAL President
VT Accounting Services & Research
Aaron Wiet - PAL Vice President
South Salt Lake Recreation Director
Kory Toone - PAL Secretary
Executive Boat & Yacht
Marv Cameron, CPA - PAL Treasurer
Cameron & Associates
Officer Jerry Silva - PAL Director
South Salt Lake Police Department
Chief Jack Carruth
South Salt Lake Police Department
Chief Ron Morris
South Salt Lake Fire Department
Alli Lachowsky
South Salt Lake Police Department
Fritz Backman
Weber/Ogden School District (YIC)
Ali Wilkinson
Sublime Fitness & Nutrition
Rob Timmerman
Salt Lake County Health Dept. Prevention Bureau
Adia Waldburger
East High School
Jonathan Hertel
State Farm Insurance

Related Information


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501C3 Non-Profit
Director: Officer Jerry Silva
(801) 412-3650

Every kid needs a PAL!

PAL Boxing

PAL Pete Suazo Boxing Gym
2797 S 200 E
South Salt Lake, UT  84115

(801) 412-3214