Celtics CommUNITY Crew

Celtics CommUNITY Crew

The Celtics CommUNITY Crew in partnership with TD Bank and the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation aims to impact the community in positive ways. The purpose of the initiative is to provide volunteer opportunities for all members of the Celtics family, deliver high-impact service to the neediest segments of our community, and encourage civic engagement from all Celtics stakeholders. Service projects range from large scale site renovations at schools, community centers and other youth development facilities to smaller scale volunteer opportunities at local homeless shelters and soup kitchens. Since the first CommUNITY Crew event in September of 2011, members have dedicated over 3,500 service hours to the community.

If you have questions or would like to get involved by volunteering for future Celtics CommUNITY Crew events or by making a donation to the BCSF, email communitycrew@celtics.com.

Thank you for your continued support and generosity!

Total CommUNITY Crew hours served = 3,612 and counting!

CommUNITY Crew Events

November 14, 2013 - Bass Joins CommUNITY Crew at Rosie's Place
The Celtics CommUNITY Crew, in partnership with TD Bank, and Celtics forward Brandon Bass kicked off the holiday season volunteering at Rosie’s Place on Thursday, November 14, 2013.
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August 21, 2013 - Bradley, CommUNITY Crew Help Children
The Celtics CommUNITY Crew, in partnership with TD Bank, spent the morning of August 21, 2013 volunteering at Cradles to Crayons, a non-profit that provides essential life items to homeless and low-income children.
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April 17, 2013 - CommUNITY Crew Volunteers at Cradles to Crayons
The Celtics CommUNITY Crew, in partnership with TD Bank, helped to sort used clothes and items at Cradles to Crayons on April 17, 2013.
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March 28, 2013 - CommUNITY Crew Renovates Technology Lab
The Celtics CommUNITY Crew, in partnership with TD Bank, unveiled a renovated technology lab at the Kilmer School on the afternoon of March 28, 2013.
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February 11, 2013 - CommUNITY Crew Volunteers at NECHV
The Celtics CommUNITY Crew, in partnership with TD Bank, spent Monday volunteering at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans despite a snow blizzard that rolled through the city just a few days before.
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December 3, 2012 - CommUNITY Crew Tips Off New Season
The first Celtics CommUNITY Crew event of the 2012-13 season, in partnership with TD Bank, kicked off on December 3, 2012. Celtics guard Jason Terry joined volunteers from the Celtics and TD Bank staffs to prepare and serve meals to hundreds of guests at Pine Street Inn. The dinner meal for the day was donated by the CommUNITY Crew.
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November 20, 2012 - Jeff Green Helps Deliver Pies to Families
Normally when someone puts in a long day of work, the first thing on his or her mind is to go home and get some rest. For Celtics forward Jeff Green, however, there was only one place he wanted to be after practice Tuesday evening – at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to support Community Servings.
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September 14, 2012 - Celtics Volunteer at Holland Elementary
The Boston Celtics partnered with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and City Year for the fifth consecutive year to host a large-scale volunteer initiative at a Boston Public School.
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February 22, 2012 - Harbor/C.A.S.H. Schools
While the students were on school vacation, CommUNITY Crew and City Year volunteers spent the day painting and improving the gym spaces and locker rooms shared by the Dorchester Middle and High Schools.
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December 8, 2011 - BCYF
Nearly 50 CommUNITY Crew volunteers dedicated their time to renovating a dance studio and multi-purpose room at the Boston Centers for Youth Services (BCYF) Recreation Center.
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November 23, 2011 - Table of Friends
Members of the Celtics CommUNITY Crew spent Wednesday morning with youth from Horizons for Homeless Children. Following a tour at three club locations, volunteers, including members Comcast SportsNet and NECN, spent an hour in the classrooms partaking in various activities with the children, from reading to working on arts and crafts projects, and then helped prepare and serve a Thanksgiving meal.
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November 22, 2011 - Table of Friends
Boston Celtics CEO and Co-owner Wyc Grousbeck, Team President Rich Gotham and 10 other members of the Celtics CommUNITY Crew volunteered Tuesday afternoon at the TD Garden for the Table of Friends event. CommUNITY Crew volunteers served along with members of the Bruins and TD Garden staff to help feed hundreds of guests in need.
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November 18, 2011 - City Year Headquarters
Thirty members of the Celtics CommUNITY Crew volunteered at City Year’s headquarters Friday afternoon. The group helped to produce fleece blankets, baby bibs and apple pies for families in need.
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November 17, 2011 - Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club
Celtics Head Coach Doc Rivers, Strength and Conditioning Coach Bryan Doo, Celtics Mascot Lucky and Covidien’s Director of Civic Affairs Teresa Hacunda joined 36 youth to reinforce the idea of exercising and eating healthy.
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November 16, 2011 - Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy
Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy welcomed Celtics legend JoJo White, Team President Rich Gotham, Lucky and 30 other Celtics staff members Wednesday afternoon for their Read To Achieve event, presented by Kia Motors.
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November 14, 2011 - Higginson-Lewis K-8 School
Celtics Legend Dana Barros, Lucky and director of community relations and player development, Matt Meyersohn, joined emcee Coach Willie Maye to kick off the 21st year of the Stay in School program, presented by Arbella Insurance, at Higginson-Lewis K-8 School.
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November 11, 2011 - Blue Hill Boys and Girls Club
Members of the CommUNITY Crew spent a day at the Blue Hill Boys and Girls Club revamping the facility's recreation room. Volunteers brought a touch of the Celtics to the room by painting the walls green and white, designing murals and donating basketball bean bags in addition to a rug and couch.
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November 11, 2011 - Pine Street Inn
Fifteen members of the Celtics CommUNITY Crew, in partnership with Arbella and the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, volunteered at Pine Street Inn. Volunteers helped set up 18 apartments at the Inn’s newest resident facility.
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November 9, 2011 - InnerCity Weightlifting
Boston Celtics assistant coaches Armond Hill and Tyronn Lue, Strength and Conditioning coach Bryan Doo and other members of the CommUNITY Crew welcomed 12 students from InnerCity Weightlifting on Wednesday to the Celtics' practice facility. The students were given a tour of the facility, learned new workout techniques in the weight room and played on the practice court. However, most importantly, the youth received a valuable message about making the right decisions and succeeding in life.
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November 9, 2011 - Cradles to Crayons
Eighty members of the Celtics CommUNITY Crew and the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation volunteered at Cradles to Crayons in Brighton on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Volunteers sorted clothing, cleaned toys and created outfits for children in need.
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November 2, 2011 - Women's Lunch Place
Thirty members of the Celtics CommUNITY Crew volunteered at the Women’s Lunch Place, a center that provides services for homeless women. Volunteers served breakfast and lunch to the over 300 guests in addition to assisting in the welcome and resource centers.
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November 2, 2011 - New England Center for Homeless Veterans
Celtics Legend Dave Cowens along with other members of the Celtics CommUNITY Crew spent the day volunteering at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV). The CommUNITY Crew created care packages for new guests arriving at NECHV, assisted veterans with their resumes and interview skills and served lunch. Additionally, veterans had the opportunity to take photos with the 2008 Championship Trophy.
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CommUNITY Crew Launch Event at Mattahunt Elementary School - September 29, 2011

CommUNITY Crew

The Celtics CommUNITY Crew is an organization-wide effort to improve local Boston communities on an ongoing basis..

MATTAPAN, Mass. – Community and youth involvement have long been a vital component of the Boston Celtics organization. Thursday marked the continuation of that commitment with the launch of the Celtics CommUNITY Crew, in partnership with Arbella Insurance.

This long-term initiative, which includes Celtics staff, coaches, legends, season ticket holders, sponsors and community partners, began at the Mattahunt School and Community Center in Mattapan, Mass. More than 160 volunteers from the Celtics family came together to transform the space for the 700 students that attend the school and community center on a daily basis.

“The Boston Celtics CommUNITY Crew initiative marks a renewal of the Celtics’ longstanding commitment to giving back and improving the communities we serve in impactful ways,” Boston Celtics President Rich Gotham said. “The CommUNITY Crew will allow us to extend the reach and scope of our community efforts through the volunteer involvement of the entire Celtics staff, as well as team partners and season ticketholders.”

It’s easy to overlook how important it is for kids to see inspirational murals on their school walls and a newly painted basketball court outside for recreational purposes. The CommUNITY Crew, however, refuses to overlook those visuals, as such improvements give children a sense of pride and encourage them to succeed in school.

As a result, some of Thursday’s service projects included organizing books and setting up a computer lab nook in the library; painting murals in the community center and playground area; creating a sprinting track; and refurbishing the outdoor basketball court.

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