UConn basketball guard Shabazz Napier is graduating this weekend, but he'll be helping people out around Storrs right to the end.
Napier will be appearing Friday night at the UConn Co-Op Book Store, at One Royal Circle in Storrs, to help raise money to complete the Mansfield Town Square project. Napier will be posing for pictures in a meet-and-greet from 6 to 7 p.m. Any donation will be accepted, but organizers are suggesting $10 per person, with all proceeds going toward the project. The plan is for a shade structure, a sculpture and other elements for the space.
This is from a press release on the event:
Mansfield's new Town Square is nearing completion of the "horizontal" construction; however, additional funds are needed for elements that will help complete the vision for the Square, such as a shade structure, art sculpture, and support for future community events at the Town Square. … As part of a Town Square fundraising effort, the Mansfield Downtown Partnership and Storrs Center Master Developer LeylandAlliance LLC are pleased to announce a "meet and greet" with Shabazz Napier, a local basketball hero who is going on to play at the professional level. The public is invited to meet and take photographs with Napier this Friday, May 9, from 6 to 7 p.m.in the UConn Co-op Bookstore at Storrs Center located at One Royce Circle. There is a suggested donation of $10 per person; however, donations in any amount will be accepted with 100 percent of proceeds to benefit completion of the Town Square.
Many of the businesses in Storrs Center are generously supporting this fundraising effort through donations or a portion of Friday evening's sales proceeds, including The Flower Pot, Froyoworld, Geno's Grille, Haru Aki Café, Moe's Southwest Grill, and Mooyah.
Parking in the Storrs Center Garage is free for the first two hours and $1 per hour thereafter, with a daily maximum charge of $8. The Dog Lane Parking Lot offers free parking with a 2-hour limit.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun