posted by Jamila

changing the game:boston - sponsorships

Changing the Game: Boston 2011 – Thank You to Our Sponsors!!
Changing the Game: Boston 2011 represented an opportunity for businesses and organizations to join the police and teen alliance and become sponsors of Youth Link, a relationship-building, barrier-breaking program that has dramatically reduced youth violence in key areas of Boston.

In partnership with Adidas and the Boston Police Department, the following businesses signed on to support the first annual Changing the Game 3-on-3 basketball tournament: Boston Foundation, Mazonson Insurance, Reliant Mortgage, Campbell and Hall Charity Fund, Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

Thanks to all the corporate and private sponsorships we received this year, the first Changing the Game Tournament raised over $100,000. These funds will be used to expand Youth Link programming to more neighborhoods plagued with violence.

Since 2005, Youth Link’s unique alliance with police and teens has resulted in a dramatic crime reduction and offered new possibilities to at-risk teenagers.