409 Beech St, Manchester, NH 03103
MAJAK KON Winner NE Junior Olympics TKO 2nd round
MPAL has been chosen as the 2016 site for Building on Hope!!!! Building on Hope is an organization of volunteers who work with builders, architects and designers to transform the facilities of non-profits into spaces that can best support the organizations mission. MPALs selection for this great program means a re-designed Michael Briggs Community Center that will greatly enhance the ability of MPAL to support Manchester's youth and community. Read more at www.buildingonhope.com
Majak Kon Silver Mittens Champion with Coach Johnny, congratulations Majak great job, hard work paid off.
MPAL is cooking up something good thanks to a grant received from the Billings Trust FBO NH Charities, RBS Citizens, N.A. Trustee. This coming January MPAL will be expanding its cooking program to include a hospitality training and life skills experience!
Photo from left to right Dave Mara, Chairman of the Board, John Levasseur, Program Coordinator, Citizens Bank representatives, Jeffrey Tatro, Senior Vice President of NonProfit & Healthcare Banking, Mark Prian, Senior Trust Officer, Vice President and Jayna Stevens Director of Operations and Development.
NASCAR's Joey Logano held a press conference today with OUR Officer John Levasseur at NH Motor Speedway to show his support for MPAL. The Joey Logano Foundation along with Shell gave us a check for $10,000!
MPAL Boxing fights in Lowell!
On November 20th, two MPAL Boxers competed in boxing matches in Lowell, MA. Both fighters did amazing work with Matt taking a victory in his first ever match! Both fighters are roll models in and out of the gym. They succeed in academics and in the ring. Great job guys and we hope to see you in the golden gloves soon!
Christmas Comes Early for Area Agencies
Manchester and Nashua Police Athletic Leagues receive a boost during the holiday season
PHOTO: Left to right back row: Ken “HD” Higgs, Dave Mara, MPAL Board chairman, Rick “Dorf” Bewersdorf, Bryan “Skully” LaFlamme, David “Duke”Chambers, Dave “Animal” Cross, front row: Jennifer Benoit, NPAL, Michael Debisz, MPAL Manchester, N.H.
Santa’s helpers were in full swing, in the form of the NAM Knights, last Friday as they gave a monetary donation to both the Manchester and Nashua Police Athletic Leagues. The NAM Knights, a motorcycle club made up of veterans and law enforcement personnel, strive to honor the memory of American veterans and officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. These donations will assist the PAL programs to continue opening their doors for at risk youth and foster relationships between the area youth and police officers.
The Manchester and Nashua Police Athletic Leagues are 501(c) (3) non profit facilities offering programming for children ages 5-18 in the Manchester and Nashua area. PAL programs offer a safe structured environment emphasizing responsibility, and accountability to help kids, grow, make the right choices and become productive members of the community. For more information visit www.manchesterpoliceathleticleague.org or www.nashuapal.com.
Michael Leland Briggs
Manchester Police Department, New Hampshire
End of Watch: Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Officer Michael Briggs succumbed to a gunshot wound inflicted the previous morning when he and his partner responded to a domestic disturbance call.
Both officers were on bicycle patrol and they located one of the participants in an alley at the corner of Lake and Lincoln Streets. Officer Briggs was shot in the head as he was questioning the male subject.
Officer Briggs was transported to Elliott Hospital, where he remained until succumbing to the wound.
The suspect fled the state but was arrested later in the day while hiding in his grandmother's home in Dorchester, Massachusetts. In an odd twist, it was discovered that the suspect was the same man whose life Officer Briggs had saved in 2003 following a shooting. The suspect was convicted in November 2008 of Capital Murder and sentenced to death. He is the only inmate on New Hampshire's death row. The last New Hampshire death sentence was in 1959.
Officer Briggs was a US Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Manchester Police Department for 5 years. He had previously served as a correctional officer for the Hillsborough County Department of Corrections for 6 years. During his time as a correctional officer he had also served as a part-time officer with the Epsom Police Department.
Officer Briggs had previously served with the United States Marine Corps and is survived by his wife, two sons, parents, and three sisters.