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A popular summer youth program will continue, thanks to additional funding approved by Albany city commissioners.

560 kids recently enrolled in the National Youth Sports Program, but organizers didn't have enough money to cover them and would have had to send some of the kids home Friday.

Coach Jesse Massey made a last ditch plea to city leaders. He says it's been a challenge to keep the program going since the federal government stopped funding it.

Starting in 2005, the city and county each provided $15,000, but the county had to cut that money the last two years.

Tuesday, the city agreed to pick up that portion. "I'm happy we got that, but we also have to let these kids know that we have that you are going to have to let your parents know that we need resources, so we don't have to depend too much on the city to help us, which they came through with flying colors," said Liaison Officer Jesse Massey.

The program has been running in Albany for 36 years.