Pierce, Bass Assist in Fit to Win Program

BOSTON (January 9, 2012) – Boston Celtics Captain Paul Pierce and forward Brandon Bass, Strength and Conditioning Coach Bryan Doo and team mascot Lucky, spoke to members of the Roslindale Community Center on Monday, January 9, about maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle as part of the Celtics “Fit to Win” program.

The “Fit to Win” program is presented by Covidien, a leading global healthcare products company. “Fit to Win” teaches children fun and easy steps for maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. The Roslindale event featured Pierce, Bass, Doo and Lucky leading children from the Roslindale Community Center through healthy eating activities highlighting the importance of fruits and vegetables, as well as physical activities including jumping rope and an obstacle course challenge led by Doo.

The children of the Roslindale Community Center all received a t-shirt and an autographed “Fit to Win” poster. The program in Roslindale is one of four events around the area that emphasizes the importance of children making healthy lifestyle choices.

“Eating well and getting enough exercise is something that every child needs to practice throughout their lives,” Celtics Captain Paul Pierce said. “By educating children when they are young to eat healthy and stay active, they will develop good habits, leading to a healthier lifestyle.”

Covidien is committed to contributing to the availability of affordable, quality healthcare through the Covidien Partnership for Neighborhood Wellness, which provides financial resources, employee expertise and healthcare products to communities in need. The Covidien Partnership for Neighborhood Wellness focuses a portion of its funding to combat childhood obesity.

For more information about the Celtics partnership with Covidien, visit www.celtics.com/fittowin.