Celtics Help Unveil Music Clubhouse

Boys and Girls Club youth teach Rajon Rondo how to play the guitar.
Boys and Girls Club youth teach Rajon Rondo how to play the guitar.

CHELSEA, Mass. – Celtics players Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger and Celtics CEO and Co-owner Wyc Grousbeck joined members of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, TD Bank and Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston to unveil a new state of the art Music Clubhouse at the Jordan Boys and Girls Club in Chelsea.

“We’re so proud to be here at the Chelsea Boys and Girls Club,” said Grousbeck. “We’ve been here before and Josh Kraft who runs it is absolutely all heart. They serve 250-plus kids a day here in Chelsea and through our partnership with TD Bank, we have helped with this music studio and the kids are going to love it. It’s full of excitement in here today!”

Following the cutting of the ribbon, eager youth from the club showed their guests the new clubhouse. Rondo and Sullinger were immediately drawn to a television with Guitar Hero playing. Within minutes, the All-star point guard was playing the drums and the rookie was on the guitar. The children then began to instruct the players, giving them tips on how to play each instrument.

“Rondo definitely beat me,” reflected Sullinger. “I had 22 percent right and he had 44 percent so he pretty much doubled my score!”

The tour also included stops at the computer stations where the duo learned how to produce beats and then headed to the recording room.

“I think it’s great for youth to have access to a studio like this,” said Sullinger. “Music is a big part of people’s lives and I wish I had something like this growing up. Just for the kids to be blessed with things like this and be able to pursue their dreams is really good for them.”

Rondo expressed the same sentiments.

“I mastered zero instruments today but was able to play the guitar and the drums with the guidance of the kids. I had a great time and can tell that the kids are excited about this studio. It’s a wonderful opportunity for them to continue their interest in music and master their skills.”

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