Sen. Blumenthal formally invites Kyrie Irving to meet with Bridgeport kids
Sen. Richard Blumenthal has formally invited NBA superstar Kyrie Irving to Bridgeport to meet with the city’s kids.
"My letter basically says to Kyrie Irving, you can make a difference, you're a role model," Blumenthal says.
A Bridgeport volunteer championed the cause, which gained traction over the months.
"I'm excited and I hope it happens soon because basketball season starts in October," says Marilyn Young.
"I feel awesome. You know, I'm always upbeat, so I believe and my faith tells me that he will come," says Harry Bell of Color A Positive Thought.
Young adds that she hopes Irving will visit the high schools in Bridgeport and remind kids that sports are great, but education should always come first.