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Stamford Firefighters, City Children Bond On Tennis Court

Members of the Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association got together with city youngsters recently on the tennis courts. The get-to-know-you games took place at Family Fun Day in Cummings Park.
Members of the Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association got together with city youngsters recently on the tennis courts. The get-to-know-you games took place at Family Fun Day in Cummings Park. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford’s "Bravest" hit the courts recently with some of the city’s youngest residents in a show of community camaraderie and athleticism.

City firefighters had a ball teaching children how to play tennis at a Family Fund Day event in Cummings Park, said Kyle Houser of the Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association. They partnered with the Tennis Youth Tennis Academy.

“Many of these children don’t get the chance to meet and interact with firefighters,” Houser said. “We want Stamford’s youth to feel comfortable talking to us, so that when they are in need of assistance they know we will always be available for them.”

Houser added that he hoped the city’s “Bravest” can serve as role models for young people.

Earlier this summer, firefighters and young folks got together to remove trash and litter from the park.

The clean-up effort was aimed at sparking a sense of pride and responsibility in the kids, the association said.

Association President Brendan Keatley said his members hope to seize more opportunities to “inspire and mentor Stamford’s youngest citizens.”

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