Players' Choice Grant
Since 2010 the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation has allocated $50,000 as part of the Players' Choice Grant. This grant allows all members of the Celtics roster to vote on the beneficiary of this donation.
During the 2010-2011 season players chose to build two computer labs in Boston Public Schools. The Hernandez K-8 School in Roxbury, MA and the Edison K-8 School in Brighton, MA each received 25-plus brand new computers, Celtics graphics and other technological resources to help prepare their students for future success.
For the 2011-2012 season the players voted to refurbish two indoor basketball courts in underserved communities. The refurbished courts were at the Lynn YMCA and the Bruce School in Lawrence.
In 2012-2013, the players allocated the grant to renovate a computer lab and teen space at the Mildred Ave K-8 School and Community Center.
Player Choice Grant Events
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.