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TEEN SENIOR PROJECT GAINS NATIONAL ATTENTION

TEEN SENIOR PROJECT GAINS NATIONAL ATTENTION

Hoping to find a way to help his father's native land,Wanliss decided to start a collection drive to send track and field spikes to teenagers in Jamaica that desperately need them. The initiative, which Wanliss has anointed "Spikes 4 Tykes," has been single-handedly spearheaded by the North Carolina recruit,who personally approaches other schools' coaches and athletes about getting them to donate their cleats once they were done with them.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Michael Carvell, the Spikes 4 Tykes drive has rounded up dozens of shoes so far, though Wanliss has much larger goals. (more)

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