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Activities Aim to Keep Youth from Gangs

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EAGLE POINT, Ore. — “Soccer Under The Lights” is only in its second month in Eagle Point and captain Jose Lopez says the bonds formed with the players help some stay on the right path and not get involved with any Rogue Valley gangs.

“In gangs you just start, like, skipping school and not even attend or caring about and having kids peer pressure and all that stuff. It just really messes you up in school and soccer,” said Lopez.

Lopez said the players who show up Friday nights form a bond and help make encourage each other to stay on the field and off the streets.

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  1. tonya espinoza says:

    I was wondering how I can get my son involved in the soccer under the lights, do u just show up or do u have to sign up? how does it work?

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