The East Dallas Marshals will provide an outlet for area youth to stay active.

The East Dallas Marshals will provide an outlet for area youth to stay active.

It’s taken some time to start pulling everything together but the East Dallas Marshals athletic club is moving forward.

The club is just in the beginning stages of getting the word out and finding local youth who would be interested in participating. Jerry Preayer, who is spearheading the effort, says they will now being going to a different library location every other Saturday to talk to children and teens interested in participating.

Right now, Preayer is trying to connect with the Dallas Police Department as well as Dallas Fire and Rescue to help the organization.

“I strongly felt that it will be important for our youth to know the local DPD/Fire and Rescue in their community,” Preayer writes in an email.

And he doesn’t work out of a fancy office space or an actual office building for that matter. For the moment he’s doing all of the planning from his own residence.

Preayer plans to start start out with flag and tackle football as well as cheer and dance for youth ages 4 to 15. According to Preayer, the club is way for local youth to stay active and learn how to be successful later in life.

Times and locations for the East Dallas Marshals visits:

  • Nov. 26, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Lochwood Branch Library; 11221 Lochwood Blvd.
  • Additional library dates are pending

Find more information can be found at the club’s Facebook page or by calling 469.693.7105 or emailing

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