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      Mayor announces expansion for kids athletic program

      Photo Credit: Hank MacDonald

      COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin announced an expansion of the Back to School Drills and Skills clinic Thursday. It's a program he started last year for kids in the community.

      Benjamin says the initiative will now include tennis, as well as basketball.

      The mayor says athletics are a positive force for kids, and expects bigger and better things this year.

      "We're just excited about helping this community make the move from a good community to a great community," Benjamin explains. "We'll never do that if our people aren't healthy, and we're going to start with our kids."

      The week-long Drills and Skills clinic runs from August 8 through August 13. You have until July 29 to register.

      Click here to visit the city's Parks and Rec website for more information.

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