SAN MATEO (CBS SF) – New England Patriots quarterback and Bay Area native Tom Brady helped his high school alma mater cash in during a fundraiser Thursday evening.
The NFL star was the main attraction at San Mateo’s Serra High School during an event to raise money for scholarships.READ MORE: 3 Teens Accused Of Killing Man, Stealing His Dog & Car In San Francisco On New Year's Eve
Brady graduated from Serra in 1995 after starring on the varsity football team.
He spoke to a jam-packed crowd inside the gym at the all-boys Catholic school. During the event, a Brady Serra football jersey sold for $20,000. Brady also made a $100,000 donation.READ MORE: San Francisco Police Preparing to Handle Niner Fan Festivities on Sunday
Brady spoke just days after the death of his longtime mentor, quarterback coach Tom Martinez. Brady briefly choked up as he mentioned Martinez during his speech.
Serra’s annual Fund a Dream Scholarship Benefit has raised $850,000 in student financial aid since 2005.MORE NEWS: IRS Website Will Soon Require Facial Recognition To Log Into Your Account
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