Jerry Walker – Team Walker - 7/20/11

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Posted on July 20, 2011

Jerry Walker is not only a star athlete, playing basketball for St. Anthony High School and Seton Hall, he is also a hero to many children growing up in his hometown of Jersey City. Through his non-profit foundation, Team Walker, he provides inner city youth with a safe and fun place to spend their free time after school and throughout the summer. Having a program like this that focuses on academic and recreational activities gives these children a better chance to stay free from any negative influences they might encounter in their neighborhood. It is an honor today to name him as my fifth NJ Hero of 2011. The Governor joined me at the Team Walker site this morning to recognize Jerry for all the great work he has done in helping shape the lives of the youth of Jersey City. Through his leadership, he is teaching these children the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, responsibility, and unity. He is an amazing role model for them and for the community, a real NJ Hero. For more information on Team Walker, go to their website at: www.teamwalker.org

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