Celtics, Old Mutual Unveil Computer Lab

BOSTON (Tuesday March 27, 2012) – Boston Celtics Forward Brandon Bass and Guard Avery Bradley joined Team President Rich Gotham and Old Mutual Asset Management CEO Peter Bain, Chief Financial Officer Stephen Belgrad and BPS Superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson for a tour of the computer lab, art room, activity center and game room at the Condon Elementary School in South Boston, newly renovated by the Celtics and Old Mutual. During the tour, the players and Bain were paired with local youth in an X-Box Kinect challenge.

“Today we had a lot of fun hanging out with the students, challenging them on X-Box and enjoying the delight on their faces when they first saw the new activity rooms that they will be able to learn and play in,” Bass said. “These students feel very special that their school was chosen for this big change.”

The Condon Elementary School has 800 full time students and 600 summer school students and houses programs for the Boys and Girls Club and Boston Center for Youth and Families programs. The state of the art computer lab will feature eight new computers. The renovation also includes an art room, activity center and an interactive game room featuring an X-Box Kinect.

“Education is the cornerstone of our community, and we are delighted by the opportunity to make such a tangible difference to this school’s facilities,” said Peter Bain, CEO of Old Mutual Asset Management. “The kids I met with today deserve every opportunity to learn and thrive, and it is our hope that these renovations will help them achieve their full potential. We’re proud to have partnered with the Celtics on this project.”

The renovation project at the Condon School is another example of how Old Mutual and the Celtics have partnered to make an impact in the greater Boston community. Over the past year, the Celtics and Old Mutual have partnered to renovate educational facilities at the POSSE Foundation - Boston, as well as integrate employee volunteerism programs that have supported Rosie’s Place and Cradles to Crayons.