Rochester in Focus: Foundation holding golf tournament to help end violence in city

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — On this edition of Rochester in Focus, News10NBC’s Lynette Adams talks to two mothers whose sons were killed by street violence.

Lentory Johnson’s son, Johnnie “JR” Johnson, was killed during the Boys and Girls Club massacre in 2015. Toni Nelson lost her son in 2014. Michael Nelson Jr. was killed 19 years after his father and Nelson’s husband was killed in random violence.

Nelson founded the nonprofit M2 Foundation in memory of her husband and son. The foundation is dedicated to decreasing the potential for violence in Rochester by cultivating leadership skills in youth, ages 5-10.

Hear their stories, their thoughts on the current violence in Rochester, and what they’ve been doing to spark change in our city.

Click here to learn more about M2 Foundations’ first golf tournament on Sunday, Aug. 15 at Ravenwood Golf Course in Victor.

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