Cottrell bill to provide funding for kids program

Cottrell bill to provide
funding for kids program

Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Melvin Cottrell that would provide a $45,000 grant to the Children’s Tournament of Champions was released from the Assembly Senior Issues and Community Services Committee.

According to a press release, the Children’s Tournament of Champions provides meaningful athletic competition for learning disabled and physically challenged children between the ages of 3 and 21. Sports such as swimming, bowling, basketball, soccer, and track and field are offered.

"The funding provided through this legislation will help with the expense of running such a worthy program, and I am proud to sponsor this bill," said Cottrell.

The measure, A-3354, now heads to the full Assembly for consideration.