ForeCourt Racquet & Fitness - August 2017

August 2017

44 Cray Street Cumberland, RI 02864



it seems like each summer the program is more successful than the last one. We’ll keep throwing graduation parties and summer recreation programs as long as we have a community to give back to. It’s thanks to that wonderful community that we’re still going strong, and we couldn’t be more grateful. To you, all our friends and neighbors, I offer my deepest thanks. - Dave Morin “ ... collaboration is what community is really all about — finding ways to work with others to provide a service to your community.

a safe, drug-free environment. Instead of heading to house parties or being tempted to drive under the influence, they had a great time in our facilities. Local comedians and sandwich shops even donated, which meant the kids got dinner and a show to boot! And that collaboration is what community is really all about — finding ways to work with others to provide a service to your community. The kids had a blast, and we had a blast hosting them! It was a fantastic way to start summer, and we sure had a busy one, especially with another “giving-back event,” our summer recreational tennis program. We provided professional tennis instructors to students from 5 years old all the way up to adulthood. We had a wide variety of ages and skill levels, from beginners just developing a love of the sport to skilled players looking to improve their game. Our instructors love the program just as much as the students do — it’s a great way for them to give back as well — and

When you’ve been in business since the ‘70s, you learn a thing or two about staying in the game. And one thing that we’ve learned, time and again, is that you can’t survive apart from your community. No matter how much money you have or how hard you work, you’re reliant on your own community to stay in business. It’s a humbling truth, and one that we’ve kept in mind in our decades of operation. At Fore Court, we like to say “thank you” for your support in a number of ways. A few months ago, we hosted the Cumberland High graduation party for the 10th year in a row, working with the police department to provide a safe and fun way for graduating seniors to celebrate their achievement. We donated our time and space so the kids could have a good time, and boy did they! We had dance floors, palm readers, obstacle courses, basketball, tennis, Wiffle ball, flag football, inflatable boxing, a rock wall, a mechanical bull … and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Fun activities like these kept the graduating class in

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