David Blon (center), Rizzo PAL Officer Ernie Rehr (second from left) and PAL Commanding Officer Lt. Evelyn Cintron (second from right) are the center of attention at recent award ceremonies – Blon, the 2015 Sgt. Gus Rangnow Award recipient for his dedication, participation, and commitment to PAL; Rehr for his and Rizzo PAL Center’s back-to-back titles in four categories in Port Richmond Star’s “Best Of” issue; and Cintron for recognition by The City of Philadelphia Law Department Diversity Committee as an “influential leader in the Philadelphia community.” They were joined at the event by Sgt. Michael Faust (far left) and Police Commissioner Richard Ross (far right).
Some PALs were recently honored for their hard work and dedication!
Rizzo PAL alum David Blon was honored with the 2015 Sgt. Gus Rangnow Award for his dedication, participation, and commitment to PAL — the highest honor a PAL kid can receive. Blon has actively participated in Rizzo PAL since childhood, spending most of his time in PAL’s education programs. The PAL Scholarship Recipient and freshman at Penn State Abington continues to give back, and still serves as the Rizzo PAL Homework Club Instructor, hoping to provide kids and teens with the same opportunities he was once able to take advantage of.
Rizzo PAL Officer Ernie Rehr was once again honored by the Port Richmond Star’s “Best Of” issue. Officer Rehr and the Rizzo PAL Center took home back-to-back titles in four categories: Best Kid Friendly Hangout, Best Nonprofit Organization, Best Hangout Overall, and Best Community Leader. Congrats to Officer Rehr for a job well done! Read about Officer Rehr/Rizzo’s wins here.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, PAL Commanding Officer Lt. Evelyn Cintron was acknowledged by The City of Philadelphia Law Department Diversity Committee for being an influential leader in the Philadelphia community.
Congrats to David, Officer Rehr, and Lt. Cintron!