Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5k

The Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5k is supporting the Purdue Athletes Life Success Program (PALS) for the 8th consecutive year! Since 2012, over $70,000 has been raised for the underserved youth of Tippecanoe County. The event takes place on October 19, 2019 and all proceeds go to PALS.

For more information and to register, visit purduehalf.com. We appreciate your support!



Giving local kids a summertime experience with lifetime benefits

PALS is a free summer camp for 400 children ages 8-14 whose family incomes are at or below federal poverty guidelines. The camp is structured around four character pillars: respect, responsibility, caring, and courage. Curriculum activities include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), computer programming, financial literacy, dance, art, videography, photography, judo, nutrition, swimming, career development, service learning, and select special events. Campers receive breakfast and lunch and are bused from 2 locations by Lafayette School Corporation.

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PALS in the News

PALS camp teaches life lessons, activities during annual sessions

Read the full article at the Purdue Newsroom.

PALS participants learn about upper body strength
PALS participants learn about upper body strength during a session on SHARBADE boards (SHoulders AR BAck DEvelopment). (Purdue University photo)

2019 Camp Dates

The PALS camp staff is excited to announce camp dates for 2019. This will be our 18th year of operation, and it's going to be our best one yet! Get ready for a positive summer experience with lifetime benefits.

Camp will begin on Thursday, June 13th.
It will end on Friday, July 12th.

There will be no camp on July 4th or 5th.



PALS camp teaches life lessons, activities during annual sessions WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — For some children, summertime means time at the pool, playing with friends and time away from learning. But for 425 campers in Purdue’s 18th annual PALS camp, there will be time at the pool, spending time with friends, hands-on engineering projects, tennis […]

Campers learning from instructor

PALS Update – January 2019

The Purdue Athletes Life Success program planning for 2019 is getting underway.  In the next couple of months we will be hiring staff, preparing enrollment invitations for qualified families, and arranging for our free sports physicals. Our program leadership staff is looking forward to the months ahead as we prepare our curriculum.  Now entering our […]

2019 Camp Dates

The camp dates for 2019 have been announced! Camp will be in session June 13th through July 12th.