DeKalb Park Association receives Flag Football Grant

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DeKalb Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs announces the Metro Athletics Network, on behalf of the Lithonia Lions, has been awarded $9,730 to fund the NFL Flag Football program.

The program is managed by Dennis Allen, vice chair of the DeKalb Park’s Citizen Advisory Board and has been recognized by the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation and the Georgia Shape Initiative. Both organizations have partnered to provide a two-year grant to help fund youth football leagues. Funding will assist after-school providers and schools to start new NFL Flag Football leagues and enhance existing programs. The organizations are also interested in increasing participation among children with physical disabilities and girls.

The grant will be used to assist with program registration fees, nutritious snacks, equipment and supplies, transportation costs and field rentals.

The Lithonia Lions have a six-week spring camp that operates out of the Southeast Athletic Complex Park and serves children ages 4 to 14. The NFL Flag Football program is looking to service the Scottdale area and to hold a summer and fall camp this year.

For more information, contact LaShanda Davis, Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs public relations specialist, at 404-371-3643 or lsdavis@dekalbcountyga.gov.

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