NBA star Ray Allen came back to Connecticut today to make a big contribution to a local school.
Allen donated a new computer lab with 30 brand new computers to Hartford's Simpson-Waverly School.This marks the basketball player's fifth donation to a Hartford public school through his foundation, Ray of Hope, which helps create opportunities for kids.
Allen said of his contribution that what he's "trying to give to these kids is let them know I care about them and I want them to be better for themselves; that more than anything. Any kid will look at that and say, 'you know, what if he can do it and I'm looking at him and he looks very normal and regular to me. I know I can do the same thing.'"
Allen is currently a free agent, but he most recently was a guard for the Miami Heat. His affiliation with Hartford stems from his days at UConn; while at UConn, he was named to the All-American team.