Former UConn basketball player Andre Drummond may have left the state of Connecticut, but his ties still run deep – and, evidently, so do his pockets.
The current Detroit Pistons center is donating $10,000 to launch a program for local teens focusing on physical and academic education.
The program will allow teens full access to YMCA facilities in Middlesex, where Drummond himself once played ball, and on-site tutoring from Wesleyan University.
Annual teen memberships at the YMCA cost $240 per person. Drummond's program will provide free one-year memberships for 42 low-income teens.
Drummond's mother will present the YMCA with his donation Friday afternoon on his behalf.