Wal-Mart Hits Home Run For Philly Police Athletic League

June 27, 2007 (Philadelphia, PA) – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. today announced its sponsorship of the Philadelphia Police Athletic League (PAL) 2007 Summer Youth Baseball program.  The season kicked off on Friday, June 22 with a Homerun Derby competition at Belmont Plateau and the presentation of a $25,000 sponsorship check to PAL by Wal-Mart Stores representative, Steven Restivo.  

“We make an effort to support programs that make a positive impact in the communities where we do business,” said Steven Restivo, Director of Corporate Affairs, Northeast Region, Wal-Mart Stores.  “We are proud to support the Police Athletic League and all of their efforts throughout Philadelphia.”

The Wal-Mart PAL baseball program supports 600 boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 15, and provides them an opportunity to play baseball everyday from June through the playoffs, usually held at the end of July.   

Lt. Susan Slawson, Commanding Officer of PAL said, “Wal-Mart’s gift is an incredible demonstration of their generosity.  The $25,000 dollars they have given us makes it possible to give our youngsters a fun and safe summer baseball league complete with equipment, umpires and transportation all free of charge.  We are very grateful for their support.”

Wal-Mart operates five stores within the City of Philadelphia and one Sam’s Wholesale Club.  For more information, please visit www.walmartstores.com or www.walmartfacts.com

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About Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT)
Every week, more than 127 million customers visit Wal-Mart Stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets, and Sam’s Club locations across America or log on to its online store at www.walmart.com.  The company and its Foundation are committed to a philosophy of giving back locally.  Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) is proud to support the causes that are important to customers and associates right in their own neighborhoods, and last year gave more than $270 million to local communities in the United States. To learn more, visit www.walmartfacts.com, www.walmartstores.com, or www.walmartfoundation.org.

About PAL:
The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia (PAL) helps girls and boys develop self-esteem and ambition through a broad array of educational, athletic and cultural activities in a safe and fun environment.  Established in 1947, PAL is a citywide network of 27 centers serving nearly 26,000 youngsters ages 6-18.  All programs and activities are free and supervised by on-duty Philadelphia Police Officers specially trained in youth development.  PAL is “Cops Helping Kids” – a non-profit organization with generous support from the business community, foundations and individuals.