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St. Louis County Police helping young men through athletic program

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The St. Louis County Police Athletic League is using boxing and other sports to help young men. Credit: KMOV The St. Louis County Police Athletic League is using boxing and other sports to help young men. Credit: KMOV
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

St. Louis County Police officers and volunteer coaches are offering special programs targeted for young men that want to participant in sports.

The program was started two years ago through the police athletic league as a positive alternative to give kids in at-risk areas an opportunity to stay away from bad decisions.

Since the program began, more than 600 kids ages 6-16 have participated.

Edgar Miles, 15, is one of the dozens of children learning boxing. Edgar trains four days a week, he said the program changed his view of police officers.

“Not every police officer is bad,” said Edgar.

Officer Brandon McCrary said athletics saved his life as a teen and now he wants to ensure he gives back to younger generations.

The St. Louis County Police Athletic League is funded by donations. If you would like to donate, volunteer, or find enrollment forms, click here.

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