Unique to the Diocese of Sacramento is the Parochial Athletic League. Commonly known as "PAL"among school families, this sports division is made possible by the cooperative effort of Diocesan schools to host after school sports programs for their students. The PAL is available to interested students in Grades 5-8. Children who participate in PAL foster learn valuable life lessons such as teamwork, camaraderie, and hard work, while enjoying healthy competition within a positive environment. Some students move on to compete in sports at the high school level when they are introduced to individual and team sports at a young age. The PAL is designed to promote good sportsmanship, develop physical coordination and give the participants the opportunity to meet and enjoy new friends and, in doing so, enrich their lives.