Longtime PAL board member Hughes gets honored with field


Tom Hughes, a longtime Huntington Police Athletic League board member and recently retired Huntington police officer, stands by a field at the PAL grounds on Saturday, Oct. 26, that is currently under construction and will be named in his honor. Photo provided.

Coaches in the Huntington Police Athletic League (PAL) football program took the opportunity to honor longtime and now retired Huntington police officer and longtime PAL board member Tom Hughes during Championship Saturday, held Oct. 26 at the PAL Grounds.

Work has begun on a new field that will be named in Hughes' honor.  Plans are for play to begin on the field in the fall of 2014.

Hughes was also presented with a rocking chair from the flag football coaches, dedication coffee mugs from Rex Frederick and a dozen donuts.