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SportsCenter’s Kevin Negandhi feted and given key to his Pennsylvania hometown

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Just like a lot of folks, SportsCenter anchor Kevin Negandhi went home for the holiday weekend. Unlike most folks, his visit was heralded with a public proclamation and a celebratory luncheon.

Sunday was “Kevin Negandhi Day” in his hometown of Phoenixville, Pa., where he received a Borough Proclamation and Key to the City from Mayor Leo Scoda.

“After traveling and living in a half dozen different states since college, it’s special to have a place where you grew up and see familiar faces and still call home,” said Negandhi, who co-anchors the 9 a.m. ET SportsCenter with Hannah Storm. “To be honored this way by the Mayor and the many heartwarming people of Phoenixville is first and foremost humbling, and for this to happen with my mom in attendance — she moved to this town in 1976 and has never left — makes it even more rewarding. I will never forget the smile she had Sunday.”

Negandhi was later feted at a luncheon held by Diversity in Action, which recognized him as an Indian-American minority graduate from the Phoenixville Area School District who is making significant contributions in sports journalism and broadcasting, thus serving as a role model for PASD students.

“The Mayor surprised me with the key, I did not expect it,” Negandhi said. “Now every time I go back home I will be searching for a big lock.”

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