"Home Court" Program Launches for 2012

BOSTON (Monday February 6, 2012) – The Boston Celtics and RE/MAX of New England have announced the launch of the 2012 RE/MAX of New England Home Court Program. The Home Court Program is entering its seventh year of awarding three Celtics fans a driveway renovation featuring a new home basketball court, and a Celtics-themed bedroom makeover. In addition, each winner receives a visit from Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley and a Celtics Legend Cedric Maxwell to help dedicate the new home court, followed by a community basketball clinic in the winner’s hometown for 100 kids.

“The RE/MAX Home Court Program provides a unique way for RE/MAX and the Celtics to connect with Celtics fans in the community,” Celtics Team President Rich Gotham said. “Beginning with the online essay submissions, which number in the hundreds, to the once-in-a-lifetime experiences the winning fans experience at their homes and in their neighborhoods, the RE/MAX Home Court program embodies what we look for in a community program.”

Fans can enter the RE/MAX Home Court contest by logging onto www.celtics.com and submitting a 500-word essay along with photos explaining why they need a “home court makeover.” A judging panel will review the essays and select three winners who will receive the home court makeover featuring a driveway or court resealing, a brand new basket stanchion, backboard, electronic scoreboard, a ball rack, and other Celtics-themed items. Each winner will also receive a special visit from Bradley and Maxwell to their home for a dedication ceremony and a youth basketball clinic with other children in the community.

“The RE/MAX Home Court Program is one of the centerpieces of our community outreach,” RE/MAX of New England Executive Vice President Jay Hummer said. “We’ve partnered with the Celtics for the Home Court program for seven years now and we are always amazed by the stories that are submitted by fans. It makes us proud to be able to provide those families with an experience they’ll never forget.”

The special selection committee consisting of local media members, RE/MAX employees, and Celtics staff will determine the winner of the contests in each state. Entry forms are available here. Deadline for entries is May 15, 2012.