Boston Celtics Donate $1,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Lynn

McCarty hands out tickets to the Celtics Opening Night contest vs. the Miami Heat, October 29, at the FleetCenter.
LYNN -- Boston Celtics fans celebrated the upcoming start of the season as the Boston Celtics/Pepsi Opening Night New England Community Tour visited Lynn today, the first stop in a month-long journey around the region. At the event, the Celtics donated a check for $1,000 to support the Boys & Girls Club of Lynn.

The Boston Celtics/Pepsi Opening Night New England Community Tour is making stops in 19 New England communities as the Celtics prepare for the start of the 2003-04 season.

In addition to appearances by Boston Celtics players and Celtics ownership, the hour-long program at the Boys & Girls Club of Lynn featured give-aways of 100 opening night tickets, schedule posters, and Pepsi products. Over the course of the tour, the team will give away close to 4,000 tickets to Celtics games and donate more than $20,000 to community groups across the region.

Lynn Mayor, Edward Clancy presents Wyc Grousbeck and Walter McCarty with a key to the city.
Boston Celtics CEO and managing partner Wyc Grousbeck presented an official Boston Celtics game jersey to Lynn Mayor Edward Clancy bearing the town's name as Celtics mascot Lucky the Leprechaun thrilled the youngest fans. Mayor Clancy read a proclamation officially declaring it Boston Celtics Day in Lynn.

"The Boston Celtics belong to the fans throughout New England," said Celtics CEO and Managing Partner Wyc Grousbeck. "This tour provides us with the opportunity to connect and interact with the people who support the team outside Greater Boston, as well as provide assistance and support to those in need."

"Our partnership with the Boston Celtics is a great win for Pepsi and Celtics fans alike," said Pepsi Bottling Group's John Holloran. "It allows us to be able to work with the Celtics organization on terrific events like this that bring great excitement to the fans. This relationship also promises opportunities for Pepsi and the Celtics to work together on important initiatives to support our local community."

McCarty presents Mayor Clancy with an official Boston Celtics game jersey.
Bolstered by the return of two-time Celtic NBA champion Danny Ainge as executive director of basketball operations, the Boston Celtics open their quest for an unprecedented 17th NBA title behind All-Star Co-Captains Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker when they host the Miami Heat on October 29th at the FleetCenter.

Individual tickets for the Boston Celtics 2003-2004 season are available at the FleetCenter Box Office at 1-800-4NBA-TIX and all TicketMaster outlets. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.celtics.com

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