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It's what Kevin F. Kelley Sr., director of Wilmington’s Department of Parks and Recreation feels will always bring community members to the city's parks. In Wilmington’s West Center City Tuesday, National Night Out - an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie - served as the perfect example.

“It’s a night about trying to take back our neighborhoods,” Kelley said. “It’s also telling police ‘we support them,’ and doing more for our young people to keep them off the streets and give them a place to go.”

This past weekend, six more incidents of gun violence over two days, brought the city's number of shooting victim to 129. Kelley believes sports is a way to see that number decrease.

 

 

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