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Hattiesburg PAL camp gets underway

Former NFL linebacker Jeff Posey stopped by the Ben McNair Center Monday to speak to the kids on opening day of the Hattiesburg Police Athletic League Camp.

More than 160-campers are taking part in the seven-week camp. Campers will be exposed to academic skill building activities, social development experiences, and sports and recreational activities.

The program is in its third-year in Hattiesburg and is modeled after the Police Athletic Leagues camps in New York City.

"I found it was a program that was needed and one that has in the three short years we've been in existence has made a difference in the lives of a lot of kids," said Ricky Myers, Captain, Hattiesburg Police Department. "

The kids also had an opportunity to tour the Hattiesburg Police Department on day one of the camp.

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