Clearwater Community Volunteers Gives Pinellas PAL 13,000 Reasons to Continue Helping Children

The Clearwater Community Volunteers donate over $13,000 to the Pinellas PAL program in their continuing effort to support families and children in Pinellas county.

Clearwater, FL, August 23, 2019 --( On Wednesday, August 15th, Neil Brickfield, Executive Director of Pinellas County Sheriff’s Police Athletic League (PAL), was presented a check for over $13,000 by the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) to help fund youth programs at PAL in Lealman. The funds were raised from the 7th Annual Chefs' Showcase, which was sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization in June of this year.

“The Clearwater Community Volunteers are a great community partner,” said Brickfield. “They help PAL to have the resources to meet the needs of our PAL participants; from pens for school to sneakers for play to a warm sweatshirt or glasses to help them read. CCV’s support means PAL can continue to go above and beyond our core mission of afterschool homework help and mentoring programming to meet our children’s biggest needs.”

Lealman is a low income neighborhood in south Pinellas County. It suffers from a higher-than-average crime rate than the surrounding areas. PAL, located at the Lealman PAL Sports Complex, provides a safe environment where hundreds of at-risk youth from 6th to 12th grade can receive mentorship, academic assistance and even meals while participating in athletic programs.

Soltero said, “Over the course of a single year, PAL helps the children of Lealman get a better start in life. When we presented the check to Mr. Brickfield, one of the first things that he told us was the story of two young girls who are now able to go to college because of the community’s support of PAL. For this reason we are happy to help them in their endeavors.”

More information about the PAL program can be found by visiting their website at

To find out more information about the Clearwater Community Volunteers or the CCV Center, please call Michael Soltero at (727) 316-5309 or email

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers:
The Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) have over 26 years of community service under their belt with over 150,000 families and children helped since their founding in 1992. Sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, they stay true to their reputation of helping others with their center located on the corner of Fort Harrison Avenue and Drew Street in downtown Clearwater. Based on fundamentals developed by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, the CCV Center works with area non-profits to help these groups better attain their goals.
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