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Bossier Young Marines Program receives $30,000 donation

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BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

A $30,000 check was donated to the Bossier Sheriff's Young Marines Program Wednesday afternoon.

A-Kids-Choice Foundation made the donation at the Viking Drive substation. A-Kids-Choice founder Denise Bankston says she made the donation after hearing that the Young Marines had been defunded by the federal government. "It is my honor to help and protect our Young Marines Program," says Bankston.  "Due to the government not funding this program, A-Kids-Choice Foundation is taking on a new adventure by making the decision to come forth and donate to the Young Marines Program a total of $30,000."

Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington says he is thankful for the donation. "Words cannot express my gratitude and sincere appreciation for this donation from Denise to our Young Marines program," says Whittington.  "When I stood up to the U.S. Department of Justice when they wanted me to put in writing my decision not to remove God and voluntary prayer from our Young Marines program, I had no idea we would be where we are today."

Bankston says she recently founded A-Kids-Choice Foundation following the journey she made in finding the appropriate education for her son who had severe dyslexia/dysgraphia. 

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