Lynn, Massachusetts, December 26, 2018 – When Paul T. Crowley, Chief Executive Officer of Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS), learned that Antonio Anderson, coach of the Lynn English High School boys’ basketball team, was in need of donations to purchase equipment and supplies, he wanted to help out. Anderson, who is in his second year coaching the Bulldogs, is a Lynn native, who played high school basketball at the Lynn Vocational Technical School. He went on to play college basketball at the University of Memphis and professionally.
“Antonio is a home-town basketball legend,” notes Crowley, who also attended high school at the Tech and is an avid basketball player and fan. “He is a role model and highly committed to his players and to this community.” In addition to coaching the Lynn English team, Anderson runs Antonio Anderson Skills Academy, which he co-founded with childhood friend Mackenzie Charles. The program offers coaching and mentoring to young people during school vacations. “I really like helping kids reach their potential and providing a positive environment for young people in which they can grow personally and competitively,” Anderson said. In addition to the $1,000 donated by GLSS, Camp Lion of Lynn and Crowley himself also made donations to the team, for a grand total of $2,500.
In thanks for GLSS’ generosity, the team offered community service hours on Friday, December 21, assisting with The Brown Bag Project, a joint effort between The Greater Boston Food Bank and GLSS’ Nutrition Department. The program provides free, healthy groceries to low-income seniors in our area.
GLSS is the non-profit Area Agency on Aging and Aging Services Access Point serving people age 60 and older, adults with disabilities, and their families and caregivers in Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott.