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At FMG, we strive to give back to our community by volunteering and participating in local event and with local organizations.


Shelton High School Robotics (The Gaelhawks)
FIRST Robotics FRC Team 230

FIRST Robotics is a world-wide organization bringing science and technology you children from as early as 6 years up to 18 years old in FIRST Robotics Competitions. Founded in 1992 by Dean Kamen, FIRST's mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders.

Steve has been involved with the Shelton High School team since 2001, volunteering as the Animation Mentor and Media Professional. Part of the competition at the high school level is for the students to produce a 30 second animation using Autodesk software. Steve's experience in the digital media industry helped tremendously as the team has been a Championship Finalist multiple times, Regional Awards winner multiple years in a row including the most recent Championship Finalist nomination for the 2012 season. Not only has Steve been a huge part of the animation, but he also has helped produce multiple videos for the team, helps coach the team on the field at competitions, and provides webcast services for the Connecticut Regional Event.

Tom started out as a member of the robotics team throughout his high school tenure. On the team, Tom was an animator, human player during the competitions and became captain of the team in his senior year. Tom worked with Steve on the animation team winning two Regional Animation Awards. After graduating the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Game Design and Animation, Tom was able to give back to the team by returning to be an animation mentor with Steve. The most recent accomplishment for the team was the Championship Finalist Nomination for the 2012 season.


Shelton Flag Football

The Shelton Flag Football League is an area football league for kids ages 5 - 12. Steve and Tom volunteer their time as coaches since 2010 and help the SFFL Chiefs learn all aspects of football and getting the kids ready to play at higher levels of football. Steve has also served as on the SFFL B.O.D.


Shelton American Little League

Shelton American Little League is one of the area baseball league for kids ages 5 - 13. Steve began coaching in 2007 and has enjoyed passing on this American past time to at all levels of play.


Tang Soo Do Mi Guk Kwan

The Tang Soo Do martial art has been a love of Steve since he began training in 1988. Steve began teaching Tang Soo Do as head instructor of a college club, and continues today passing on the art to students of all ages and ranks (Children to Adult). He has earned Master Instructor ranking and serves as senior member on the Web Committee reporting to the B.O.D.


Trumbull AYSO

We work with Trumbull AYSO on the board of directors for the soccer club. Byron works with the club in leadership and volunteering his time on Saturdays to help run the organization.Byron enjoys coaching and being on the board of directors for Trumbull AYSO.


Trumbull Rotary Club

Byron has been involved with the Trumbull Rotary since 2010. Byron enjoys working with some of the best servant people around Trumbull. The Rotary mottos is “Service About Self” , this motto rings true with Byron’s upbringing.