Boston Celtics and Celtics Women’s Group Hosts a Special Reading of The Boston Celtics Hero Book with Local Youth

Kendrick Perkins, Allan Ray, Members of the Celtics Women's Group and Celtics Legend JoJo White Discuss the Characteristics of Heroes with Youth from the United South End Settlements After-School Program

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Boston, MA (December 19, 2006) - Boston Celtics center Kendrick Perkins, guard Allan Ray and members of the Celtics Women's Group were joined by Celtics legend JoJo White today at Borders Bookstore Back Bay for an interactive reading event featuring the Boston Celtics Hero Book. Youth from the United South End Settlements After-School Program took part in discussions geared toward stimulating their thinking about what makes a positive role model and how to emulate those characteristics.

"It is important for children to learn and talk about what qualities make up a hero," Kendrick Perkins, Celtics center, said. "The Boston Celtics Hero Book is a great interactive tool that entertains as well as stimulates thinking with respect to positive role models."

The Boston Celtics Hero Book, produced by the Celtics Women's Group, is the first Celtics themed children's book. The book helps children identify characteristics they admire in other people while encouraging them to emulate those in their own lives. The Boston Celtics Hero Book is available at select Borders and Waldenbooks locations and on celtics.com. All net proceeds from sales will go to support the charitable giving of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation.

The Boston Celtics Hero Book was a collaborative effort between Ellen Sabin, an award winning author, and the Celtics Women's Group. The Boston Celtics Hero Book includes a chapter entitled, "The Celtics Celebrate Heroes" with contributions from Celtics players and legends including Red Auerbach, Danny Ainge, JoJo White, Paul Pierce, Doc Rivers and many others.

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Ryan Gomes, Allan Ray and JoJo White posed with youth from the United South End Settlements After-School Program at Tuesday's Hero Book reading event.

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