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Former UConn Star Gives Back to Local Teens



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    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.

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