JERSEY CITY -- St. Anthony’s High School on Eighth Street in Jersey City announced last week that former NFL coach and now football executive Bill Parcells recently donated $100,000 to the school.
The school is known as the home of the much heralded St. Anthony's basketball team, the subject of an upcoming PBS documentary.
Parcells made the donation to the school after a friend of his, who is running a program for female students at the school, told him the school has to raise $1.2 million before June 30 every year.
“I get it; I’ve coached enough and seen enough to know how important a good, solid education is,” Parcells said. “I have a lot of respect for what the faculty and staff is doing at St. Anthony’s. I’m glad to help in whatever way I can.”
For more information on helping St. Anthony’s, or to get involved in mentoring, tutoring, providing internships, or volunteering, call the Development Office at (201) 653-5739. Or visit the website: www.stanthonyhighschool.org. - RK