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Putney tries to get kids back on the field

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  It's been two years since kids have been able to play organized baseball or softball in Putney. Some community members want to change that.

Crews are removing graffiti on the concession stand and they're trying to round up donations to replace equipment that's been stolen from the field's sheds. They're working with the Recreation and Parks Department to give kids something to do to keep them out of trouble.

"We feel like as a community we need to come together and offer the kids things they're used to doing and try to create an atmosphere of safety, keeping the kids out of gangs, just opening our area back up," said John Burns, an Organizer.

Sign up for the baseball league is Wednesday, February 17th through 8:00 at the Putney Fields. The cost is 45-dollars but organizers say they won't turn away any child who wants to play. For more information about signing up for the team you can call John Burns at (229)881-3297, Darlene Burns at (229)881-9076, and Clifford Williams at (229)395-0533.

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