Norwalk-based studio Factory Underground and music recording artist and Carver alumnus Kenneth Shuler (FNX) recently helped Carver succeed in Fairfield County's Giving Day (front page story in The Hour here and Carver blog post here). Now they are planning the second annual Hometown Love event at the Carver Community Center! See The Hour article on Friday, May 19, here

The day will include a ten-team “5 on 5” full-court basketball tournament drawing players from New York and from across Connecticut. Guests will enjoy games and a grand barbecue cookout. The family-fun event will include a renowned DJ, an inflatable bounce-house, face painting and much more!

Please join Willis Towers Watson and Darien Rowayton Bank in sponsoring the event!

The fundraising goal is to raise at least $10,000 for Carver summer camp scholarships and to collect more than 1,000 non-perishable or canned food items to be distributed to families by Person-to-Person.

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. 

Carver today is the largest provider of after-school programs for middle and high school students in Norwalk.  Carver summer learning programs include Summer Enrichment (5- to 13-year-old students at two sites); Freshman Summer Success Academies for graduated 8th-grade students transitioning into 9th grade at Norwalk and Brien McMahon High Schools; and summer learning experience for 5th-grade students transitioning into middle school. Since 2005, 100 percent of Carver’s seniors have graduated on time and nearly 100% of our graduates go on to college. 85% of Carver students graduate college within 6 years.

Hometown Love Sponsorship packages:

$2,500 Presenting Sponsor

●      Name and/or logo displayed on tournament trophy

●      Presenter at tournament award ceremony

●      Prominent signage on event banner and full-page ad in the event program journal

●      Cocktail Reception and Thank-You Concert at the Factory Underground in Norwalk

●      Name and/or logo featured on Caver, FNX Music, and Factory Underground websites and social media

●      Sponsor support exalted in all press relations

●      Meet & greet with all VIP attendees

$1000 Hometown Love Champion

●      Cocktail Reception and Thank-You Concert at the Factory Underground in Norwalk

●      Signage on event banner and full-page ad in the event program journal

●      Name and/or logo featured on Caver, FNX Music, and Factory Underground websites and in social media

●      Sponsor support exalted in all press relations

●      Meet & greet with all VIP attendees

$250 Hometown Love Team (limited to ten team sponsors)

●      Basketball team sponsor with name on the team's t-shirt

●      Half-page ad in event program journal

●      Named on event page on Carver, FNX, and Factory Underground website and in social media

$100 Hometown Love Friend (No limit to the number of FRIENDS! Your name listed in the event program journal!)