DENVER - A cash-strapped youth football club can continue using Denver city-owned practice fields, after 9Wants to Know reported on the club's plight.
The Denver Parks and Recreation Department is now waiving the Montbello Falcons' permit fees, so they can finish their season.
Those fees totaled $4,000.
9Wants to Know aired a story last month questioning what happened to thousands of dollars of the players' money. Coaches say the money was given to Falcon's president Neece Rattler, and they say she failed to pay major bills. Rattler's attorney says her client was a volunteer and there was no embezzlement.
The Falcons have a 40-year history in the community, and the park where they play is named after the team.
The Denver Parks and Recreation Department tells 9Wants to Know that it rarely waives park usage fees. Officials did not want the kids to be penalized for the financial issues they could not control, and they feel confident the club's new leadership will resume paying the required fees next year.
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