Louisville man hopes to teach kids to beat violence with basketball
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A convicted felon who turned his life around hopes to teach kids to beat the violence with basketball.
A "Stop the Violence" basketball tournament was held Sunday afternoon at Victory Park.
The organizer and coach says he once lived a life of crime, and lost nine family members to violence. He says he wants better for these kids and to give back to his neighborhood.
"Our job is just to teach the kids about sportsmanship, and grades, and staying positive and watching who they hang around with and things like that," Derrick Miller said.
Miller also drives around west Louisville picking up players who don't have a ride to basketball practice.
He coaches girls and boys ages six to 16.
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