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NYSP camp gives out over $7,000 worth of prizes

49 bikes here handed out (Source: WALB) 49 bikes here handed out (Source: WALB)
Robert Skinner drew names for the winners (Source: WALB) Robert Skinner drew names for the winners (Source: WALB)
Other prizes consisted of balls, toys and boxes of juice (Source: WALB) Other prizes consisted of balls, toys and boxes of juice (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

More than $7,000 dollars worth of prizes were given to campers Friday afternoon as the National Youth Sports Program wrapped up at Albany State. More than 400 kids were at the closing ceremony.

Nobody left empty-handed.

Organizers gave away 49 bicycles, a television and plenty of toys and balls.

It was all possible thanks to sponsors from around the area.  

"With those counties lending their support with busing kids into our program," said camp coordinator Robert Skinner  lending their support with helping us on the field trip, we couldn't ask for more help."

Jesse Massey has been with the camp since the beginning. He said the continued support is crucial.

"We're committed to trying to make Albany, Dougherty County and surrounding counties a better community and serving the young people in this area."

The camp has been held each summer in Albany since 1975.

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