The Manchester Police Athletic League (MPAL) was formed in 1992 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides a safe haven for Manchester youth during after-school/early-evening, and summer hours. MPAL strives to build positive relationships between at-risk youth and police officers by providing entirely free programming geared towards teaching responsibility, accountability, discipline, and respect. The mission of MPAL is to get kids off the streets and build good citizens both inside and outside the building. MPAL engages kids in the areas of cooking, etiquette, boxing, wrestling, Aikido, arm wrestling, life skills, hospitality, nutrition, homework help, special events, and the Ambassadors Program.
Officer Brian O'Keefe served as the first PAL Coordinator for six years, until his promotion in 2009. Officer Richard Ell took over the position and served as the coordinator for five years. Officer John Levasseur served in the role for approximately five years.
Manchester Police Officer Ryan Hardy is the current, full-time PAL Coordinator. His responsibilities include coordinating all programs, coaching, and maintaining the PAL building.
Officer Hardy has been an athlete from an early age, all the way through college.
Officer Hardy is a husband and father to two boys. He enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking and watching the Patriot’s.
Manchester Police Athletic League