UPDATE: Boys and Girls Club top hear from McAllister

MERIDIAN — Former New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister will speak to the Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi for its annual event on Thursday in Meridian.

The club’s Celebration of Excellence in Meridian is a major fund raiser for the organization.

McAllister, who also starred at Mississippi, will replace the late Steve McNair. The former Tennessee Titan was found shot to death at a condo in Nashville on Saturday.

The club serves more than 2,000 children at four locations in Lauderdale and Kemper counties. Boys and Girls Club officials say the agency is now facing a deficit, making the fundraising dinner a must.

The Associated Press

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