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NFL prospective player, Hampton native to host pizza party at the Boys & Girls Club

Dazz Newsome, Hampton High School football alum and current wide receiver for the North Carolina Tar Heels, is having a pizza party for the Boys & Girls Club of the Virginia Peninsula on Friday. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)

HAMPTON — One football player is returning to his old stomping grounds while also giving back to the Hampton Roads community.

Dazz Newsome, Hampton High School alum and former member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula will join the organization’s Citizen’s Unit on Friday for a pizza party.

Newsome is a wide receiver for University of North Carolina Tar Heels and also a current NFL draft prospect.

“At the event, Newsome will provide pizza for current members, autograph footballs, and engage members by passing around the football,” said Madison Owens, spokesperson for the nonprofit organization.

Hal Smith, president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of the Virginia Peninsula, is also expected to speak at the event.

The Dazz Newsome celebration with the Boy & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula ’s Citizen’s Unit is at 1815 Shell Road on Friday, April 16 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.


Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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