CRESTVIEW— Many kids like video games, but Marley Paradise prefers the outdoors.
However, prior to just a few months ago, a fraction of the 50 kids in his neighborhood played outside.
So the Antioch Elementary School fifth-grader did something about it.
He organized a neighborhood touch football game that has attracted between 10 and 20 kids, far surpassing his expectations of a few friends.
The children play the game at noon each Sunday at Countryview Park, and Marley organizes the events, even calling kids with reminders beforehand.
It's become quite a community event, with parents serving as referees or even playing as needed, Marley's mother, Shannon, said.