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The ArkLaTex remembers: Larry Sharrah

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BOSSIER CITY, La. (KTBS) -

He brought a Bossier youth program from virtually nothing and turned it into one of the state's best. KTBS 3's Rick Rowe remembers local sports legend, Larry Sharrah, from Somewhere in the ArkLaTex.

"There was not a youth program in Bossier City."

"He said my vision is to start youth sports."

"He opened Swan Lake and all the swimming pools in the summer and he brought little league baseball to Bossier."

"I can remember at Tensley, that first year we started, we had 800 playing football. He was elated, there was a youthfull spirit. At that time, Bossier was breaking out of the shell."

"We started a baseball league and we had almost 3000 kids playing baseball."

"He was willing to put his whole life into it. He was there at 6:00 in the morning and there till 10:00 at night."

"His heart was so big. We turned not one away and sometimes out of his pocket. If kids didn't have the money to play, we found the money for them to come play."

"Larry's heart was so big, he had an ability to talk to people and make things happen."

"People are going to remember him for his kindness to kids. You don't have any money, you come on we will find a place for you to play, that's what I will remember."

"He was happy the kids were here playing ball and they were off the streets with something to do on the weekend."

"He was the best thing to happen to kids from Bossier City."

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