The FMPD Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) Boxing Academy traveled to Kissimmee, Florida the weekend of November 22-24, 2019 to compete in the Sugar Bert National Tournament. The team of P.A.L. Boxers brought back five Sugar Bert National titles.
The Fort Myers champions included:
- Nicholas Ortiz in the 13-year-old division @ 90lbs,
- Yaslee Alvarez in the 12-year-old female division @114lbs
- Jeremy Pozo in the 17-year-old division @132lbs
- Terry Sanders in the 11-year-old division @ 106lbs
- Felix Camacho in the seniors division @141lbs.
Sugar Bert Boxing Promotions, named for the former Golden Gloves boxer, Sugar Bert, hosts thousands of amateur boxers, coaches, and families annually at competitions around the country.
The Fort Myers P.A. L. Team and coaches traveled to the event with the help of community sponsors and the FMPD P.A.L. organization that is part of Chief Derrick Diggs Community Engagement Initiative to bring sports programs to young children and teenagers.
Interested supporters can contact the P.A.L. Senior Coordinator, Mr. Keith White, by calling (239) 321-8237.