Gov. Chris Christie is challenging the commissioners of the four major pro sports leagues to donate money to save a high school that is a national basketball powerhouse.
Jersey City’s St. Anthony, which bears the stamp of Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley, will close in June because of declining attendance and rising costs.
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Appearing Friday on a New York sports radio station, the Republican governor challenged the commissioners of the NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL to each cut a $125,000 check.
Hurley has said the school needs $500,000 in the bank and nearly $2 million to cover debts.
St. Anthony’s has won 28 New Jersey state titles and four national championships. It has sent more than 150 players to Division I basketball programs.