The Boston Celtics along with valued partners Optum and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care are committed to building educational and wellness infrastructure in underserved communities. These legacy projects have consisted of beautifying local schools, refurbishing gymnasiums, providing state-of-the-art technology to facilities and creating recreational spaces.
In conjunction with NBA Cares week, over one hundred Optum and Celtics employees united for a day of service in Hartford, Connecticut.
Service Projects Events
October 11, 2016 - Celtics, Optum Renovate Court in Lawrence
Celtics forwards Jae Crowder, Jonas Jerebko and Kelly Olynyk teamed up with Optum to renovate a basketball court at the Frost School in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
October 13, 2015 - C's Rookies, Optum Refurbish School in Hartford
Celtics rookies R.J. Hunter, Jordan Mickey and Terry Rozier teamed up with Optum to renovate Louis W. Batchelder School in Hartford, Conn.
September 3, 2015 - Thomas, HPHC Host Day of Service in Boston
Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics teamed up with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care to provide a day of service at Hennigan Elementary School and the surrounding community in Jamaica Plain.
March, 24, 2015 - Bass, Alex and Ani Unveil Art Studio at Providence-Based Middle School
Brandon Bass and the Charity by Design division of Alex and Ani revealed a brand new Art Studio at Roger Williams Middle School in Providence, R.I.
October 27, 2014 - Celtics and Optum Team Up for a Day of Service
The Boston Celtics' preseason schedule noted two trips to Hartford, Conn. in October 2014 – one for an exhibition game against the division rival New York Knicks and a second for a visit to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Hartford’s North End.
September 30, 2014 - Dana Barros, USI Volunteer at Cradles to Crayons
On September 30, 2014, local USI employees joined forces with Boston Celtics legend Dana Barros to volunteer at Cradles to Crayons. Together the volunteers helped to sort clothes, toys and books before packaging them to be sent out to youth in need.
September 5, 2014 - Celtics, HPHC Beautify Hennigan Elementary
On September 5, 2014, more than 150 volunteers pitched in for the seventh straight year to transform the outdoor learning and recreational spaces of the Hennigan Elementary School and its surrounding areas.
January 31, 2014 - C's and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Unveil Library
The Boston Celtics unveiled a state-of-the-art library powered by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on the afternoon of January 31, 2014 at Ellis Elementary School.
December 12, 2013 - Humphries and HMH Host Reading Event
Holiday cheer filled the Four Season Hotel on December 12, 2013 as third-graders from the John F. Kennedy School joined Boston Celtics forward Kris Humphries and Boston-based educational leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for a winter-themed reading event.
October 23, 2013 - Crawford Hosts Pregame Meet-And-Greet
Inspired by the October issue of Sports Illustrated Kids, Celtics guard Jordan Crawford wanted to bring the spirit of Halloween to the local youth of Boston.
October 17, 2013 - Celtics and Optum Host Volunteer Day of Service
The Celtics and Optum joined forces for the second time in a year as they spearheaded a volunteer day of service on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Kennedy Longfellow School in Cambridge, Mass.
October 8, 2013 - C's and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Beautify School
With the leaves slowly changing colors and a cool breeze in the air, a beautiful fall day served as the backdrop for a service day at Ellis Elementary as volunteers from the Celtics and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt beautified the school space and promoted literacy.
August 29, 2013 - Bradley, Maxwell Deliver New Home Courts
For the eighth year in a row, the Boston Celtics and RE/MAX of New England teamed up to give three lucky families their own home court makeover.