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January 12, 2006

Albany -- A South Albany youth baseball league will get half the money raised next Monday in Albany's King 2006 Celebration.

The Albany American Dixie Youth Baseball League on Gillespie Avenue was chosen to receive this year's Beneficiary Award. Half of the money raised by the King Celebration goes to the Civil Rights Museum.

The selection committee felt youth baseball is a great way to further children's education. "We use baseball as a tool to instill in our young folks good sportsmanship, as well good morals, good values, and good ethics," said League President Ho Chi Lumpkin.

Lumpkin said they would use the money for baseball equipment. Last year's King Celebration raised about $30,000.

The King 2006 Celebration will be held Monday at 5:30 PM at the Albany Civic Center. Seats on the floor are $15.00 and there are still some available.

You can buy those at the Civic Center box office. But there are free seats for everyone who wants to attend.

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