District Attorney Sam Sutter to Instruct Youth at FREE Tennis Clinics

On Saturday July 12th and Saturday July 19th, Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter’s office will conduct two separate, free tennis clinics for area youth.  July’s clinics will mark a total of 68 free youth sports clinic offered by District Attorney Sutter since the program’s launch in 2007. To date, more than 4,500 total youth have been served.

The free tennis clinics are a collaboration between the District Attorney’s Office and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Tennis Teams and Athletic Department. Participating youth will be instructed by District Attorney Sutter himself. Sutter played tennis while he was a student at Brown University and later played professionally and taught all over the world before heading back to the United States to attend law school. Sutter’s father was also an elite-level professional, once ranked as third in the world. In addition to instruction by District Attorney Sutter, members of his office will be present to serve as mentors to youth in attendance.

District Attorney Sutter’s free sports clinic program is managed by former Boston Red Sox pitcher, Brian Rose. Rose presently works for the District Attorney’s Office in its Community Affairs Division acting as Volunteer Coordinator, Free Youth Sports Clinic Director, and Neighborhood Liaison.

Saturday’s clinics will take place on Saturday July 12 and Saturday July 19 at the University of Massachusetts Dartmout tennis courts, located at 285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth, MA 02747. Youth ages 6-9 should attend from 9:00am – 10:00am and youth ages 10-14 should attend from 10:15am – 11:15am. Participation is open to boys and girls. All levels welcome. No experience necessary. Equipment will be provided.

For more information please contact Brian Rose, Program Manager for the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office at 508-961-1972 or by email at Brian.Rose@state.ma.us. You may also register online via the link below.

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Since 2007, District Attorney Sutter has offered free sports clinics for youth interested in basketball, baseball, tennis, and lacrosse. The recurring program was launched as part of District Attorney Sutter’s unique ‘Volunteer Initiative,’ aiming to engage the community in a spirit of volunteerism and activities for pro-active crime prevention.  As a result, the free sports clinics promote a healthy and active lifestyle, while providing youth with an outlet to stay involved and avoid risk factors for criminal activity.  Staff from the District Attorney’s office volunteer at the sports clinics, in addition to numerous other community programs, resulting in more than 20,000 community service hours since October, 2007.


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