Inaugural Shamrock Shootout Raises over a Quarter Million Dollars for the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation
BOSTON (March 13, 2007) - The Boston Celtics inaugural Shamrock Shootout raised over a quarter million dollars for the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation on Sunday. The event allowed participants the rare opportunity to shoot on the Celtics' famed parquet floor and compete for the chance to play against an All-Star team of Celtics legends.
"The Shamrock Shootout was an amazing success," Celtics Managing Partner Steve Pagliuca said. "I would like to thank everybody who participated. The event was a lot of fun and most importantly, we raised a lot of money for the Shamrock Foundation."
Twenty (20) teams of five tested their basketball skills in this exclusive competition. The top two teams advanced through five rounds for the right to compete Sunday night at halftime of the Celtics home game vs. the Chicago Bulls. Teams were matched up with special celebrity coaches including actor Matthew Modine, Producer Michael Mailer, former New England Patriot Russ Francis, comedian Steve Sweeney, WHDH sports anchor Joe Amorosino, WCVB sports reporter Mike Dowling, WAAF-FM "Hillman Morning Show" personalities Greg Hill and Lyndon "LB" Byers and Fox Sports New England's Greg Dickerson. All money raised will benefit the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation and its three primary beneficiaries, Children's Hospital Boston, The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and Horizons for Homeless Children.