Bon Jovi’s guitarist was honored Tuesday for his efforts for the Jersey town. He didn’t just come back for Thanksgiving -- it was a special occasion as the humble guitar genius returned to his hometown.
The city honored him for his recent fundraising program “You Can Go Home,” which helped local student Kelly Mahon, who suffered from a brain tumor in her senior year.
"The people I met in high school, my classmates, my teammates and coaches, really helped me build a lot of the base for success that we have formed as a band with Bon Jovi. And, if I can do these things to help give back to those kids, and one special kid in Kelly Mahon, it's the least that I can do," Sambora recently said to the New Jersey News Room.
Students were asked to sell specially designed key chains. The winner who sold the most would receive a $5,000 college scholarship.
At a dedication ceremony Tuesday, Sambora urged students to use the road "in good health my friends, and win, win, win, win, win." The Bon Jovi guitarist also donated a new weight-lifting room to his alma mater.
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