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Dallas PAL Boxing Team


Dallas Police Athletic League Produces Champions

In and Out of the Ring




The Dallas Police Athletic League Boxing Team can be found Monday thru Friday at their practice gym, beginning at 5 p.m. There you will find a dedicated group of kids who consistently train for a variety of reasons. Some wish to learn the art of boxing and have personal dreams of becoming Champions, others train to lose weight, and some have developed bonds with teammates and the volunteers who train them.

The Dallas PALS Boxing teams features the World’s Number 5 and the United States Number 1 ranked 111 lb Boxer Ray Ximenez Jr. The soft spoken 16 year old Dallas Independent School


District student has assembled an impressive competitive resume that includes being named to the 2009 Junior Olympic Boxing Team that competed in the Junior Olympic World Championships in Armania last month. Ximenez was named Captain of the team and won 2 out of 3 fights during the competition.

After returning to the United States "Little Ray" was one of 3 Dallas Pal Boxers including Oscar and Freddy Mojica who also competed at the Silver Gloves National Championships in Denver Colorado. Although the Mojica Brothers did not win, the team was very proud that they qualified for the National Tournament. During this competition, Ray Ximenez Jr. won the 2009 Silver Glove National Championship. Little Ray was also was the 2008 Junior Olympic Bronze medalist, 2 time Dallas Gold Gloves Champion, 2007, 2008 National PAL Champion, 2007 Ringside World Competitor and 2007 National Silver gloves Silver Medalist.

Feel free to highlight these impressive young people and this great program. Dallas PAL Boxing Director Officer Daniel Espinosa may be contacted at 682-667-4867. Dallas PAL Executive Director Sergeant Sheldon Smith may be contacted at 214-202-1969






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Dallas Police Athletic League drawing praise for work with youths

 3:52 PM Fri, Jun 05, 2009 | Tanya Eiserer/Reporter


Two years ago, Sgt. Sheldon Smith started the Dallas Police Athletic League with a dream of giving kids an alternative to gangs and drugs.

Today, it's amazing what he has been able to accomplish. Relying on the generosity of donations, he's running a full-fledged athletic league to help youngsters on a shoe-string budget.

"From a police perspective, it helps in our fight against criminal activity by deterring kids from becoming involved in gangs and drugs," said Smith, who works at the Police Department's West Dallas storefront. "It gives them something positive to do."

One of Smith's most promising up and coming boxers is Ray Ximenez, a 16-year-old pugilist who just returned from an international youth tournament in Armenia. Ximenez has won five national titles so far. He and other boxers from Smith's program are going to Denver this weekend for the national Junior Olympics competition.

"He's a great kid," Smith said. "You wouldn't ever know that he was a boxer because he's so quiet. He makes really good grades. He's just an overall good kid."

The organization's basketball program begins tonight at Gospel Lighthouse Church on Illinois Avenue. On June 22, PAL is holding a major league soccer camp at Cottonwood Park.

On June 27th and 28th, PAL will hold a two-day boxing tournament at the Fair Park coliseum. Smith expects more than 200 boxers from all over Texas to participate.

Anyone interested in contacting Smith regarding the PAL can reach him at 214-202-1969 or www.dallaspal.com.

If you are interested in being a part of the Dallas PAL Boxing Team as a participant or endorser click here for Contact information