Since 2010, the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation has allocated $50,000 as part of the annual Players' Choice Grant. This grant allows all members of the Celtics roster to vote on the beneficiary of a professional grade renovation. The brand new space is unveiled following the NBA Draft each summer.
Drafted players are asked to attend this unveiling immediately following their introductory press conference as a means of engaging with the community on day one and receiving the proverbial baton from the previous season's roster of players.
The Celtics new draft picks visit Washington Irving Middle School to unveil a new basketball court in front of the students and faculty.
Player Choice Grant Events
June 30, 2015 - C's Rookies Unveil Refurbished Gym in Roslindale
During their first day as members of the Celtics organization, Terry Rozier, R.J. Hunter, Jordan Mickey and Marcus Thornton unveiled the 2014-15 Players' Choice Grant: a new newly renovated gymnasium at the Washington Irving Middle School in Roslindale.
June 30, 2014 - Rookies Unveil 2013-14 Player Choice Grant
During their first day as Celtics, Marcus Smart and James Young unveiled the 2013-14 Players' Choice Grant, a new educational and technology lab at the Harvard-Kent Elementary School in Charlestown, on June 30, 2014.
July 1, 2013 - Rookies Unveil 2012-13 Player Choice Grant
Celtics rookies Kelly Olynyk and Colton Iverson unveiled the 2012-13 Players' Choice Grant, a new educational and technology space at the Mildred Avenue School and Community Center in Mattapan, on July 1, 2013.
January 10, 2013 - Celtics Family Helps Renovate Lawrence Gym
Members of the Celtics family hosted a gym renovation unveiling on January 10, 2013 at the Alexander B. Bruce School in Lawrence. This event marked the second gym renovation donated by the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation as part of last season’s 2011-12 Players’ Choice Grant.
October 24, 2012 - C's, Shamrock Foundation Renovate YMCA
For decades, the Lynn YMCA has been a community staple in this small city outside of Boston. From sports leagues to after school programs, the YMCA has a positive impact on the countless number of youth who pass through its doors.