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Schenectady Pop Warner fights to stay afloat

The Pop Warner program, around since 1960, is in jeopardy of disbanding if it doesn’t raise enough money to keep going.They just launched a $40,000 fundraising campaign to keep the program alive, at least through this year. Pictured around coach Carmen DePoalo are Jamel Howard, 13, Nacier Hundley, 12, Lynn Coney-Hundley, Commissioner, Jadel Whitfield, 12, and Nelon Priest, 12, at Mont Pleasant Middle School.
The Pop Warner program, around since 1960, is in jeopardy of disbanding if it doesn’t raise enough money to keep going.They just launched a $40,000 fundraising campaign to keep the program alive, at least through this year. Pictured around coach Carmen DePoalo are Jamel Howard, 13, Nacier Hundley, 12, Lynn Coney-Hundley, Commissioner, Jadel Whitfield, 12, and Nelon Priest, 12, at Mont Pleasant Middle School.
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Carmen DePoalo can teach anyone how to play football. His most rewarding work comes from teaching kids to hold doors for strangers, to tell their mothers they love them, to stay off drugs and keep their grades up. He schedules Saturday morning practices and orders pizza for afterward because there are no school lunches on Saturdays and he knows all too well a lot of his kids would go hungry otherwise. When a kid tells ...


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