Young Stamford hoopsters have dreams come true with the big leagues

Young basketball players in Stamford were given the opportunity of a lifetime Saturday due to a kind gesture from the professionals. About two dozen Mighty-Mites at the South End Community Center were given free tickets to see the New Jersey Nets take on the Boston Celtics. Thanks to Stamford Police Lieutenant Nick Montagnese, who asked the New Jersey Nets for the tickets. The boys, all between the ages of 7 and 12, were ecstatic about the opportunity to watch some of their idols in action. Police say not only did the New Jersey Nets donate 35 tickets, but players Jason Collins and Marcus Williams personally donated their own tickets. Recreational Coordinator Carl Thorpe, says they could not have sent the kids without the donations.

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