For the last eight seasons, the Celtics have hosted a holiday party at their practice facility in Waltham for 60 children from homeless shelters. Youth interact with the players as they rotate through activity stations. Thanks to generous donations from Celtics players, staff and corporate partners, at the conclusion of the event, Celtics players surprise the kids with gifts. Additionally, for the last 14 years, Celtics personnel have spent time visiting young patients at the Boston Children’s Hospital. These holiday visits have become among the most anticipated events of the season.
About Season of Giving
Since the 2007, the entire Celtics roster celebrates the Season of Giving by hosting several holiday-themed events for children in need throughout the month of December. Events include an annual holiday party at the Celtics practice facility for 60 kids from homeless shelters across New England.
Youth get the experience of a lifetime as they rotate through activity stations including playing basketball on the Celtics private practice court, eating ice cream sundaes and battling their favorite Celtics players at popular board games. Thanks to generous donations from the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, Celtics players, coaches, front office staff and now fans, each child receives a gift bag that includes some of the must-have holiday toys and gadgets for the season as well as an item from their individual wish list.
Throughout the Season of Giving campaign, players, coaches and of course Lucky, make frequent visits to area hospitals including Boston Children’s Hospital where they help provide some cheer to kids as they visit them in their rooms.
Be a part of the Season of Giving and support the Celtics and the Shamrock Foundation as they make sure that every child experiences the magic of the holidays.
Season of Giving Events
December 29, 2014 - Boston Celtics Give Back for the Holidays
The Boston Celtics hosted two holiday parties in an effort to spread holiday cheer. The first took place at the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) and the second at the Celtics practice facility for children from the Home for Little Wanderers.
December 11, 2014 - BBRBF Hosts B Sharp Holiday Showcase
Since 2007, the Brandon Bass Reach Back Foundation (BBRBF) has executed a wide range of events to provide an outlet for youth to express their creativity through music that they may not otherwise have had the opportunity to experience. To that end, the BBRBF, in partnership with the Boston Celtics and Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, hosted the B Sharp Holiday Showcase on December 11, 2014.
November 25, 2014 - Brad Stevens and Family Volunteer at GBFB
Together with the assistance of Boston Celtics coaching staff and front office employees, the Stevens family geared up to volunteer at the assembly line operation setup at the Greater Boston Food Bank for families to shop through.
December 23, 2013 - Rondo Delivers Gifts to Boys and Girls Club
For the second year in a row, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo surprised 100 youth with Christmas gifts for the holiday.
December 20, 2013 - C's Spread Holiday Cheer to Local Youth
This holiday season the Boston Celtics came together for two separate events to bring cheer to the youth of Boston that is spending the holiday season in the hospital.
December 21, 2013 - Humphries Gives Back for the Holidays
Wanting to ensure that families had a memorable holiday, Celtics forward Kris Humphries invited five families in need to attend the December 21, 2013 game against Washington where he met each family and wished them all a happy holiday season.
December 17, 2013 - Green Brings Holiday Cheer to Boston Youth
Holiday shopping was in full swing for Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green on December 17, 2013, as he, along with nineteen children from Boston Center for Youth and Families, went on a shopping spree at the Macy’s store at Downtown Crossing.
December 12, 2013 - Rondo Takes Children Shopping for the Holidays
Throughout the years, Rajon Rondo has taken youth from MSPCC’s afterschool program roller skating, school shopping and holiday shopping. On December 12, 2013, the point guard continued the tradition by taking 22 kids shopping at Macy’s.
November 26, 2013 - Rajon Rondo Provides Families With Holiday Food
Wanting to help combat the problem of hunger in any way possible, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo provided Thanksgiving meal food items to 200 families in need on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.
December 23, 2012 - Celtics Host Holiday Party at Practice Facility
The Boston Celtics made 60 youth from the Home For Little Wanderers very happy on December 23, 2012 when the team hosted them at the Celtics practice facility.
December 22, 2012 - Rajon Rondo Buys and Delivers Gifts
We all know that Rajon Rondo loves to hand out assists, but he spent December 22 handing out gifts to youth members at the Blue Hill Boys and Girls Club.
December 20, 2012 - Leandro Barbosa Hosts Holiday Party
The day after a big win against the Cavaliers, Boston Celtics guard Leandro Barbosa hosted a Christmas party to bring holiday cheer to more than 80 youth at the Lenox Housing Development.
December 11, 2012 - New Celtics Serve Dinner at Rosie's Place
Two new faces on the Boston Celtics roster made their presence known on Tuesday afternoon at Rosie’s Place, a safe haven for poor and homeless women.
November 19, 2012 - Jason Terry Hosts Thanksgiving Food Drive
Jason Terry may be new to Boston but in the short time he has been here, he has touched countless lives.