Helge-Gansett supports 12th Annual Revere Police Activities League Safe Summer Tip Off

September 08, 2023 - Front Section
Shown (from left) at the Revere Police Activities League 12th annual Safe Summer Tip Off are: Revere PAL director
Kris Oldoni; Revere city councilor Ira Novoselsky; Helge-Gansett communications
director Sean Martin; Revere Police chief Dave Callahan; state rep. Jessica Giannino;
and Revere High School Big Brother/Big Sister program director Jonathan Muteba.

Revere, MA Helge-Gansett was primary sponsor for the 12th annual Revere Police Activities League (P.A.L) Safe Summer Tip Off, a youth basketball tournament and community celebration aimed at inspiring unity and promoting safe activities for kids during the hot summer months. The Revere P.A.L Summer Youth Tip Off is supported through a donation by Helge-Gansett, a joint venture between Helge Capital and Gansett Ventures, two real estate firms active in the Revere community. Revere P.A.L. is a nonprofit anti-drug, anti-violence organization launched 18 years ago with a mission to promote career awareness to at-risk youth while forging a bond between the community and Revere Police Department. 

“Revere is a wonderful city I have been proud to be part of for more than 30 years and this event exemplifies the spirit of this caring community,” said Helge Capital CEO Oleg Uritsky. “Revere P.A.L provides opportunity for kids and inspires them to envision a bright future, career path, and instills in them a healthy respect for law enforcement and interest in a potential career in public safety. We are pleased to support this important mission and give back to this great community.”

Shown (from left) at the Revere Police Activities League 12th annual Safe Summer
Tip Off are: Revere city councilor Steven Morabito; NE Regional school
committee member Anthony Caggiano; Revere Police chief Dave Callahan;
state rep. Jessica Giannino; and acting mayor Patrick Keefe.

“Building community begins with inspiring and engaging youth,” said Gansett Ventures president and CEO Caleb Manchester. “Providing teens with mentorship, positive role models and fun experiences is so important to the health and future of Revere. We are proud to stand with Revere P.A.L. and support its important work to strengthen our community and engage our youth in positive activities.” 

Revere P.A.L creates a safe and productive space for youth to enjoy activities away from the influence of peer pressure, drug use, and youth violence. The program is offered at no cost and is designed to establish trusting relationships between police and youth. It has been proven that P.A.L. fosters self-esteem, promotes positive attitudes, generates leadership skills, and reduces dysfunctional behaviors and negative dependencies. The Revere P.A.L. program incorporates peer leadership, anti-gang, substance abuse, life skills/decision making, and safety/community awareness components and has provided hundreds of at-risk youth with positive structured activities and support.

 The Revere P.A.L Safe Summer Tip Off event held at Harry Della Russo Stadium featured basketball tournaments, guest speakers, music, a free barbeque, and many fun activities. Revere P.A.L executive director Kris Oldani, acting Revere mayor Patrick Keefe and state representative Jessica Giannino all delivered remarks to the 300 student-athletes and community members in attendance. 



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