Last night, at the twentieth anniversary of the 34th precinct Police Athletic League (PAL) youth basketball league championship game and award dinner in Washington Heights, New York City, super middleweight contender Jerson Ravelo and other professional and amateur athletes handed out trophies and spoke to hundreds of New York kids and parents about his career in boxing. “Year after year Jerson participates in this event, and he really connects with the kids,” said boxing writer and former patrol officer, Bob Mladinich. “Most of the players in the league are Dominican, so you can imagine how exciting it is for them to be handed trophies by a fighter who represented their country in the 2000 Olympics. Nobody can ever say that Jerson forgot where he came from. He is not only a knockout in the ring, he is a wonderful human being,” said Mladinich. The 34th Precinct PAL has been serving the community for 20 years and has been recognized by the state of New York for leadership and community affairs.