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Basketball helps Stop the Violence

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Stop The Violence hosted its second basketball fundraiser Friday night at Darton College. Teams made up of ministers, Albany Police, Sheriff's Deputies, and employees from the District Attorney's office took part to raise money for "Back to School Fest," a youth summit set for late July.

Bishop Frederick Williams founded the Stop the Violence movement.  He said, "We're gonna be focusing on education, mentoring, empowerment, leadership abilities, and what we're going to do is try to offer a great three days of activities at the end of the summer."

Williams says support for Stop the Violence has been phenomenal. He says it has brought thousands of people together to make Albany a safer and better place.

By the way, in the championship game, the preachers beat the Sheriff's Office 45 to 42.

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