CLEVELAND — Camaraderie, exercise, and discipline. Kids have so much to gain from participating in youth sports.
As our communities fight this pandemic, youth football coaches say they’re fighting for the souls and futures of some of the kids on their teams.
The game gets them on the field and off the streets.
Losing that can have tragic consequences in a city like Cleveland, where murders are up 24% this year.
Photojournalist Andy Sugden spoke with coaches and parents about what’s been lost during this pandemic.
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