Hometown Love 2!

 Senator Bob Duff standing with Carver board member Kimberly Gaddy

Senator Bob Duff standing with Carver board member Kimberly Gaddy

Music recording artist and Carver alumnus Kenneth Shuler (FNX) and his Norwalk-based recording studio Factory Underground brought FNX's song "Hometown Love" and his many allies and fans together for a day of basketball, good food, and fun on Saturday, May 20th, at the Carver Community Center. See The Hour article about Hometown Love 2 on Wednesday, May 16th, here

FNX and Factory Underground recently helped Carver succeed in Fairfield County's Giving Day (front page story in The Hour here and Carver blog post here). 

Saturday's community event included a ten-team “5 on 5” full-court basketball tournament drawing players from New York and from across Connecticut. Guests enjoyed games and a grand barbecue cookout. 

We are grateful to Willis Towers Watson and Darien Rowayton Bank for helping to sponsor the event!

 A photo album of Hometown Love 2 will be available in several days by Factory Underground

A photo album of Hometown Love 2 will be available in several days by Factory Underground

FNX's original inspiration to launch Hometown Love at Carver in June 2016, (and here for another feature in The Hour) was to create a fun, interactive community-pride event, and to feed as many people as possible with a canned-food drive. Love of community is certainly reflected in the title of the event, named for one of his more personal songs. 

FNX’s inspiration for this event arises from his personal story that The Hour and other media have written about in the feature articles referenced above. Carver played a significant role in FNX’s academic and professional music and business success. 

Jim Schaffer