THE PARKINSON’S ASSOCIATION OF THE ROCKIES. THEY RAISE MORE THAN $3,000 AT THIS EVENT. I LOVE THAT. TENNIS LOVERS WERE TREATED TO A RARE SIGHT TODAY IN DENVER. ONE OF THE GAME’S GREATEST WAS BACK ON THE COURT. JIMMY CONNORS JOINED TO SHOW HOW THE GAME CAN IMPACT PEOPLE OF ALL BACKGROUNDS AND ABILITIES. REPORTER: THESE ARE PLAYERS OF ALL ABILITIES. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE STROKE? FULL HANG. REPORTER: TENNIS HAS BEEN A PART OF HIS LIFE SINCE HIGH SCHOOL. THIS CAMP LETS PLAYERS LIKE HIM WORK ON THE BASICS OVER SEVERAL WEEKS. WATCHING YOUR CHILD GROW UP YOU FEEL THE TIME PRESSURE. REPORTER: MICHELLE IS THE MOTHER OF A CHILD WITH DOWN SYNDROME AND LEADS THE ORGANIZATION THAT ORGANIZES THE CAMP JUST THIS YEAR. TO SEE JUST WHAT TENNIS CAN DO AND THE JOY IT GIVES EVERYBODY TO COME OUT AND PLAY IS SPECTACULAR. REPORTER: TODAY WAS THE FIRST TIME JIMMY CONNORS PLAYED A PUBLIC MATCH IN SEVEN YEARS. ALONGSIDE THE FORMER NUMBER ONE PLAYER IN THE WORLD, A TWO-TIME NAVY CAPTAIN OF THE TENNIS TEAM. THEY HAVE NOTHING BUT LOVE, THERE’S NOT AN EVIL BONE IN THEIR BODY. REPORTER: IT’S A SPORT THAT CREATES A SENSE OF COMMUNITY FOR A GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT ALREADY HAVE A SPECIAL BOND. WE HAVE 6 MILLION, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE WHO WE CONSIDER OUR FAMILY WITH DOWN SYNDROME. REPORTER: SHOWING THAT ONE OF THE FIERCEST COMPETITIONS IN THE WORLD CAN CONNECT WITH ANYONE AT ANY LEVEL AND SHOW WHAT THEY’RE CAPABLE OF. DID YOU HAVE FUN TODAY? YES, I LOVE TENNIS. REPORTER: SHAWN CHITNIS,

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