A former professional lacrosse player and college football and lacrosse standout who struggled with alcohol and substance abuse. He is now a motivational speaker who talks to high school athletes about the dangers of substance abuse.

Abuse ‘took that all away’

McGRAW — A professional lacrosse player and high school sports star turned- addict from Onondaga County will speak Tuesday to McGraw kids and residents as part of a day-long program examining substance abuse.

Ken Bartolo, a former Jamesville- Dewitt High School athlete, will speak at 7 p.m. in the McGraw High School auditorium to parents and residents, and student assemblies on drug use are planned for fifth- through eighth-graders and high school students.

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