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All Sports encourages kids

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One of the most stressful times in a young person's life is when they are deciding their next step after high school. A non-profit organization is giving kids a little extra push to succeed.

"All Sports Community Service" has been around for 20 years.

It was started by Tyrone Keys, who once played in the NFL for the Chicago Bears and was on the team when they won a Super Bowl.

"'I've always got time for every young person that's willing to give back to society. I'm willing to give a hand up," Keys said.

Tyrone believes one of the reasons he was successful was because of his high school football coach, a great mentor, and he wants to pass it on to other kids.

"It begins with one person, one person touching another person, another person touching another person," Keys explained.

Miriam Cowans knows first hand what a wonderful organization All Sports is. She's a teacher at Blake High School in the inner city of Tampa, but when she was 16 and in high school, she turned to All Sports for help.

"When it comes down to it I knew that All Sports would help me get to the next level, so my encouragement is to get my students to the next level," Miriam said.

And throughout the past 20 years, people in our community have been there to support All Sports. Jerry Ulm Junior's family owns a car dealership in Tampa. He said his father always loved what All Sports did for kids.

"My dad loved children and had great compassion for individuals who were somewhat challenged economically and otherwise," explained Jerry.

Because of the enthusiasm of these supporters and the leadership from Tyrone, All Sports has helped 1,000 kids get into college, and they don't plan to slow down one second.

"If there is one thing that I would like to do is leave All Sports as a model of consistency," Keys said.

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