Monday, June 8, 2009

Former SU Basketball Star Help Raise Money at Taco Bell

Syracuse, NY -- The Syracuse University all-time leader in three-point shots made, free throw percentage, and minutes played, was back in Syracuse on Sunday.

McNamara will be hosting two sessions of his basketball camp at Onondaga Community College this month.

Gerry McNamara was at the Taco Bell on Erie Boulevard on Sunday, helping to raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Syracuse.

"It's to raise awareness and give money back to the club so the kids have someplace to go after school," said Laurie Fine, Director of the Syracuse branches of the Boys and Girls Club. "[McNamara has] brought so much to Syracuse and he gives back so much."

"I love being here and when you can be here for a good cause like the Boys and Girls Club is even better," McNamara said.

A five dollar donation got fans a basketball autographed by the former SU standout.

The money will be used for kids' lunches, summer programs and guest speakers.

McNamara graduated from Syracuse University in 2006. He won two Big East Championships and the 2003 National Championship.

He will be hosting two sessions of his three-day basketball camp at OCC beginning with the first session this Friday-Sunday. The second session will be next Friday-Sunday.

NCC's Chloe Sommers reported on the story and her video can be seen below.

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