Celtics players read with children as part of Read to Achieve program

BOSTON (February 25, 2010) -- The Boston Celtics hosted a special reading event yesterday with children from the Yawkey Club of Roxbury at the Sports Authority Training Center at Healthpoint as part of the team's Read to Achieve program, presented by Kia Motors. Celtics guard Tony Allen and Celtics forward Shelden Williams read Dr. Seuss's The Foot Book and Those Shoes with the children.

"We had a great afternoon reading with the children," Williams said. "It is really important to help children learn the love of reading at an early age."

Read to Achieve is a NBA program designed to promote the value of reading and to build a lifelong love of reading in young people by providing greater access to books. The Boston Celtics Read to Achieve program is supported locally by Kia Motors and ReadBoston.

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