Celtics Host Stay in School Assembly

BOSTON (March 5, 2012) – Boston Celtics Guards Avery Bradley, Marquis Daniels, E’Twaun Moore and Legend Dana Barros visited with students from the Tobin K-8 School in Roxbury today as part of a Stay in School assembly, honoring high-achieving students and encouraging all of the children to take pride in their classroom work.

“As players we always enjoy the chance to go out into the community and interact with local students, especially when it is about working hard and trying their best in school,” Bradley explained. “It is important that they develop good work habits in the classroom because that will help lay the foundation for success later in life.”

During today’s assembly, and at other Stay in School assemblies throughout the academic year, Celtics players deliver a special message to students that include the use of the acronym P.R.I.D.E. standing for Perseverance; Respect; Integrity; Decisions; Education. Prior to hosting the assembly, the Celtics players conducted a special mini basketball clinic for selected students identified as best demonstrating P.R.I.D.E. The clinic was held at the Tobin Community Center in Roxbury Crossing.

Now in its 21st year, the Boston Celtics Stay in School program is presented by Arbella Insurance and is a collaboration of efforts from the Celtics, the New England Sports Museum, the Northeastern University Center for the Study of Sport in Society and the Boston Public Schools. At assemblies throughout the academic year, Celtics players will visit schools to help motivate students to work hard and stay in school, and at the end of each year, top students will be honored for academic achievement and perfect attendance.