USI Shamrock Classic Yields Great Returns

WESTON, Mass. – From partnering with deserving local non-profit organizations to creating state-of-the-art computer labs in Boston Public Schools, the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation helps thousands of children every year in a myriad of ways. The Shamrock Foundation’s efforts continued Monday at the fourth annual USI Shamrock Classic presented by Old Mutual and Consolidated Printing, at The Weston Golf Club, where all proceeds from the event benefitted the foundation and the organizations they serve.

“Today was not only a fun day at the Weston Golf Club but it is even more exciting to know how many children will be helped from the support we received today for the Shamrock Foundation,” said Steve Pagliuca, Celtics Co-Owner and President of the Shamrock Foundation. “We are so thankful to our sponsors, donors and everyone who supported this event. This support means even more in today's tough economy.”

With sprawling greens as a backdrop, attendees - including Celtics Head Coach Glenn “Doc” Rivers, President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge, Celtics Assistant Coach Armond Hill and Celtics legends Bob Cousy, John Havlicek, Dave Cowens, and Dana Barros - set off for a great day of golf.

As the foursomes golfed throughout the day, there were plenty of on-the-green shots and a few shots some wished they could have back. However, it was apparent that all were there for a great cause and enjoyed the beautiful autumn day and the immaculate greens of Weston.

Golfers enjoyed lunch on the course courtesy of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House and participated in the Parquet Putting Contest presented by Arbella Insurance and Closest to the Pin Contest presented by Sentient Jet.

Following hours of golf, guests were treated to dinner where awards were announced. Hill’s team had the second-best net score while Ainge’s group finished with the best net score of the day. In what may be a sign of good things to come, Rivers’ golfing team took home first place for having the best gross score of the day.

The golf tournament enabled members of the Celtics organization and sponsors to come together for more than just a day of golf; this was more about helping children in Boston and the surrounding area.

“What has been great recently is our basketball operations staff has been involved in a lot of community service and that’s been fun,” said Ainge. “I’m glad we were able to be here for such a great cause. It was a perfect day. This is great country club and there are a lot of attendants here today.”

Thanks to the guests from the day, the Shamrock Foundation raised more than $100,000 to help increase their reach and help more youth. For more information on the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation and the Celtics community efforts please visit Celtics.com/foundation.