Alec Baldwin Donates $25,000 to New York School Sports

Friday, September 2, 2011

Alec Baldwin, star of NBC's "30 Rock," says sports are important for kids and communities and he's backing it up.

The Syracuse Post-Standard reports the actor dropped by Camillus (kuh-MIHL'-us), N.Y., and donated $25,000 to the Northrop family on Wednesday to help save the West Genesee School District's modified sports teams.

Baldwin's mother and sister live in Camillus, outside Syracuse.

A group of parents, including Dana and Kris Northrop, are trying to raise $75,000 after the district cut funding. The goal is to allow 12 coaches to return and give about 300 more seventh- and eighth-graders the chance to play on modified sports teams.

They mentioned the fundraising to Baldwin's sister.

The actor told the parents if they raised $50,000, the Alec Baldwin Foundation would kick in the rest.

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