Celtics Host Party for Home for Little Wanderers
|12.14.08 at 12:45 pm ET|
The Boston Celtics were in the holiday spirit after Sunday’s practice, hosting a party in conjunction with RFK Childrens Action Corp for 90 children from the Home for Little Wanderers, a non-profit child and family service agency in Boston. The list of activities included shooting drills, Connect Four and Jenga contest, arts and crafts, and gifts handed out by the Celtics themselves at the Sports Authority Training Center.
“It’s very rewarding, just knowing you can make a difference in people’s lives,” Paul Pierce said. “We’re looked up as role models whether we like it or not and if you can make a difference in just one kid’s life. You try to change a lot of kids and give them some inspiration and bring to joy to their heart knowing that a lot of us have been through a lot of things these kids go through.”
Even after an NBA championship and a franchise-best 22-2 start, giving back is one of Pierce’s favorite perks to being on the Celtics.
“We’re fortunate to play in the NBA and do the things we like to do, but not everybody is as fortunate,” he said. “So for us to come out here and give our time to the community, to the kids, to be an influence on them, that’s what I enjoy the most off the court.”