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      Exchange Club funds kids' visit to Patriots Point

      MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) -- The Exchange Club of Charleston purchased tickets to Patriots Point for 650 North Charleston children on summer vacation as part of the organization's $6,500 contribution to the Institute of History, Science and Technology.{}

      "We want the children of this area to go back to school with exciting stories to tell about their summer," Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette said.{} "We're thrilled the Exchange Club of Charleston is making Patriots Point part of the excitement for so many North Charleston kids."

      The children who are part of the summer camp will visit Patriots Point every day this week in groups of about 130 children.

      "Many thanks are due to the Exchange Club of Charleston and Patriots Point for the positive impact being made on the young people of our community," North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey said. "Through their generosity, hundreds of North Charleston youths will be afforded a one of a kind, hands-on educational experience that is unrivaled by many Lowcountry programs. Simply boarding the USS Yorktown will be something never before experienced by many of our summer camp participants."

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