CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — The Champaign City Council will discuss a resolution to designate a portion of North Fifth Street as Honorary Walter Smith Way.
It would be between Tremont and Eureka streets.
Before he died, Smith initiated a football program for black youth at the Champaign Park District. This was a safe haven from gangs.
He used his own money to help do things like buy uniforms for players, fund trips and fundraising. He also helped out with summer food programs.