The Outback Teen Center's HOOPS Committee has announced the event's grand sponsor is again Brown Thayer Shedd Insurance, Inc.

"We are so thrilled that BTS has agreed to be the Outback's Grand Sponsor for our HOOPS event again this year," Christina Fagerstal, Outback Board president, said. "BTS is noted for their ongoing community support of events such as HOOPS, and we are incredibly grateful for their generosity."

"We are always grateful to be asked and are pleased to support the many Outback causes. My son was a past president and my wife, a former board member, and we realize how much time and effort is demanded for the Outback's success," BTS Insurance president Tim Brown said.

Sponsorships are still available; contact the Outback at info@New CanaanOutback for more information.

This year marks the Outback's 14th year of their annual HOOPS fundraising event, which pits the Harlem Rockets Comedy Basketball team and New Canaan public school faculty against each other in a display of basketball skills and teamwork.

The event will take place Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the New Canaan High School gymnasium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person or $40 per family of four or more, and special packages with preferred seating are available on a limited basis.

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The Outback, New Canaan's Teen Center, is dedicated to providing a positive and enriching environment in New Canaan where teens are able to relax, socialize and participate in self-directed activities and have the opportunity to contribute to the community. For information regarding membership, or any of the Outback's programs, including those at the recording studio, visit, call the First County Bank Sponsored hotline at 203-594-3074.