PROVIDENCE (WPRI) – It’s always been about more than basketball for Providence College head coach Ed Cooley.

After a long day of recruiting and a flight back home Tuesday night, the South Providence native made his way back to the neighborhood where he grew up on Wednesday morning to help kickoff a fundraising campaign.

Cooley will serve as Honorary Chair of AACt now! Capital Campaign that will raise $12.75 million for Community Preparatory School’s expansion and scholarship endowment as well as funding the Head of School search and providing ongoing support for the Annual Fund.

Hear Cooley’s remarks in the video above.