Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation to Sell Wristbands for Charity

"I am a Celtic" Wristbands to be Sold to Benefit Youth Throughout New England

BOSTON, MA (February 13, 2005) - Beginning Wednesday, February 16th, Boston Celtics fans will be able to show their support for the team by purchasing green "I am a Celtic" wristbands at select area locations. All proceeds from the wristbands, which retail for $2 each, will go to the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, which raises funds to benefit children throughout New England.

"We are pleased to unveil these new 'I am a Celtic' wristbands," said Steve Pagliuca, Trustee of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation. "Purchasing these wristbands allows our fans to support youth throughout New England while showing their loyalty to the Celtics."

Fans can purchase the wristbands at Celtics home games at the FleetCenter Pro Shop on level one and Fan Zone shops located throughout level four. Wristbands are also available online at www.celtics.com.

The mission of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation is to extend the reach of the Celtics championship legacy into our community. The Shamrock Foundation benefits our children directly, through programs that provide education and support. The Shamrock foundation also partners with community based organizations that provide healthcare, shelter and vital services for children in need. This year our community partners are Children's Hospital Boston, Horizons for Homeless Children and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC). Proceeds from the sale of this product will be donated to the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation. For more information, visit the community section on www.celtics.com.

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