The Phoenixville Area Police Athletic League
James Deoria’s success story is no different than any other small business owner you may know.
He got into the sport of boxing around age 12 and would travel 30+ miles to train and compete. His talents took him to the professional level by age 20 where he amassed an impressive 20 wins and seven losses in his career.
As a backup plan to fighting, Deoria entered the police force where he’s now served as an officer for 21 years. The really cool part about this whole story is that Deoria has been able to combine both of his passions into one really incredible nonprofit organization.
A Police Athletic League (PAL) is a juvenile crime prevention program designed to help keep kids of the streets and out of trouble. Deoria opened a chapter in Phoenixville, PA and continues to inspire day in and day out. With after school classes in things like boxing (of course) and even babysitting training, local kids are able to have a sense of community.
We featured Deoria and his company, Phoenixville Area Police Athletic League, on the PrimePay blog -- click here to read more!