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NYSP gets local funds

April 17, 2006

Albany -- A decades old summer youth program, that lost federal funding, gets some financial help from Dougherty County.

This year, the federal government cut funding for the National Youth Sports Programs held at Albany State. Hundreds of kids have gone to the summer program since the 1970's.

Organizers are now scrambling to find $50,000 to continue the program come May 30th. They asked Dougherty County commissioners to put up $10,000.

But the commission has a policy not to give money to non-profits. So today commissioners agreed today to give $10,000 in the form of drug-free education, through the sheriff's department.

Albany State has promised to donate at least $12,000, the City of Albany agreed to give $10,000 and Mount Zion Baptist Church put up $7,500.

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