PAL’s ‘Play Streets’ program keeps NYC kids active over summer break

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Dozens of children are keeping active this summer, thanks to a program designed to fight childhood obesity and give opportunities to low-income neighborhoods.

The Police Athletic League’s “Play Streets” is held daily for children ages 5 to 17 in areas like Brownsville, Canarsie, Bushwick and Fort Greene. Attendees take part in basketball clinics, fitness challenges, Nok Hockey and other games.

Play Streets is funded by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office, and has kept children active since 1914.

This summer, former NBA player and Brooklyn native William “Smoosh” Parker joined the program to join and inspire the kids.

Play Streets is held in parks and NYCHA developments across New York City.

The program wraps up on Aug. 10, but will return next summer.

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