Vulcan Materials Company Ft. Pierce Quarry and Port St. Lucie Police Athletic League Unveil New Wrestling Mats to Support Youth Athletics and Development in the Treasure Coast Region

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL., (January 25, 2024) – On January 25, the Vulcan Materials Company (Vulcan) Ft. Pierce Quarry partnered withPort St. Lucie Police Athletic League(PAL) leadership to unveil brand new wrestling mats at the PAL Port St. Lucie gymnasium. Donated by the Vulcan Ft. Pierce team, the new wrestling mats will support youth athletes participating in PAL wrestling, karate, and other athletic programs for years to come.

The grand reveal event took place at the PAL gym in Port St. Lucie and was attended by PAL staff, PAL athletes and their families, Port St. Lucie Police Deputy Chief Carmine Izzo, Vulcan leadership, and the Vulcan Ft. Pierce Quarry team.

“Our PAL program has been in desperate need of new wrestling mats to serve our athletes,” said Bill May, PAL Chairman of the Board. “With this Vulcan donation, we’re able to keep providing local youth with education and development opportunities that they need to thrive. This is a special moment for our program, our athletes, their families, and all of our local partners. We are proud to serve our community and to partner with companies like Vulcan to bring essential services to those that need it most.”

“Seeing this kind of investment in our kids and community is an incredible way to kick off the year,” said Port St. Lucie Police Deputy Chief Carmine Izzo. “We appreciate PAL and Vulcan helping to provide a sports outlet for the kids in our community.”

“It is an honor to support PAL’s athletic programs and youth development efforts,” said Steve Wakelee, Vulcan Ft. Pierce Quarry Plant Manager. “Throughout my nearly 20 years in St. Lucie County, I have seen firsthand how important these types of programs are for our community. We’re grateful to the PAL team for their work to bring these opportunities to families throughout the region.”

In addition to donating the new PAL wrestling mats, Vulcan will continue to support PAL events and priority programs throughout 2024 and beyond.

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