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Youth Football Team Looks for New Turf

Former drug counselor Glen Williams wants to convert an abandoned tennis court in Longwood into a field where his youth football team can practice. The Hunts Point Express reports that about 30 kids participate in Williams’ team, which currently practices on a concrete lot in Printer’s Park.

Williams believes that the program helps kids learn discipline and keeps them from getting involved with drugs.





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