Camp For Low-Income Youth Loses Funding

Federal funds that kept a sports camp for disadvantaged youth in Charlotte in business have run out and that means no camp this summer for several hundred youngsters.

The National Sports Program at Johnson C. Smith University has hosted as many as 500 children between the ages of ten and 16 for 30 years. But last year, after funding wasn't approved, the program was cut and this year the money ran out.

Program administrator Steve Joyner says he hopes the program will get funds to operate next year.

The sports camp had operated at about 200 schools across the country. It gave low-income children athletic activities, a meal and exposure to a college campus.