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July 19, 2013

Falls football camp kicking off on Monday

Niagara Gazette — The Niagara Police Athletic League sponsored Inner City Football Clinic will run from Monday through Wednesday at Cataract football field behind Niagara Falls High School. The daily sessions will run from 6 to 7 p.m. nightly, according to organizer Johnny Parks.

It's the third year of the camp and Parks said it gives local youth in the area to attend a football camp free of charge.

Open to boys and girls, activities will focus on football drills to prepare youth for the opening of football season practices, which begin soon.

Parks added that this year the program will include a Punt, Pass and Kick contest to "give our young people a chance to show off their skills." There will also be a few former and current Niagara Falls High School football team members on hand at the camp to show participants how to get to the next level.

Parks said last year, the camp put 250 youths through the week-long program. In addition to football-related activities, it also featured Scott Bax from the Niagara Falls Police Department discussing bullying and gang violence and drug prevention programs.

Parks added that the clinic is also looking for donations of water and water bottles or just have volunteers come out to talk with the youths. "We are looking for people to make a difference in one of these kid's lives," he said.

Eric Dixon, president of Cataract Football, has been with program since it began, and added Parks, keeps on coming up with more ideas to make the program better each year.

Children as young as 4, up through high school, are welcome to attend, as are youth from outside the city of Niagara Falls.

For more information on the program, contact Parks at 343-1821 or Dixon at 622-6881.

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