Black and blue lives on the football field

Here’s a kick of post-Thanksgiving harmony: Check out SportUp’s mini-doc about the Watts Bears, an LAPD-operated youth football team. The six-year-old program is now 80 athletes strong, serving 8-13 year-olds from housing projects in Watts, a Los Angeles neighborhood long associated with poverty and gang activity. The program’s novel approach to building trust between law enforcement and the local community is credited with contributing to a significant reduction in violent crime.

This year, the Bears had a particularly happy holiday: they celebrated their first L.A. County Pop Warner Southern  Conference Championship, according to KTVU. You can congratulate them by making a donation to this free program.

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