The Commercial Appeal

Gridiron volunteers build a field on Tillman

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Memphis Gridiron Ministries had a sod-laying party Saturday in Binghamton. They tore down the houses next to the Memphis Police Department precinct at 456 Tillman and are building a football field for the community. Phoebe Doster, 11, in foreground, was just one of nearly a hundred volunteers helping to lay the sod. Battle Sod Farm delivered five truck loads of sod, a total of 100 pallets to lay out the grid. MGM chairman Wade West says they will be starting a tackle football program in the fall for third- and fourth- graders in the neighborho­od.

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