Celtics Players and Coaches Celebrate Holidays with 100 Kids

BOSTON (Dec. 6, 2010) - Numerous Celtics players, including Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo, and coaches greeted 100 kids Monday afternoon at the Top of the Hub’s Skywalk Observatory.

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce gets his face painted at the Top of the Hub's Skywalk Observatory during a holiday visit with local kids.

Josh, who is a member of Boston Medical Center’s Pediatric Hematology Program, had one of his dreams come true when he was able to hang out with the Celtics. He spent much of his time with Glen Davis after he caught the power forward playing JENGA with other kids. Waiting patiently for the JENGA game to end, Josh was rewarded for his time when Davis' attention was turned to him. The duo danced and sang Christmas songs together before heading to the basketball hoop to shoot.

At another table, Rondo held court playing Connect Four with several kids. Eighteen games later, he was still undefeated!

Pierce took some time to get his face painted with some of the children as well. A group quickly gathered around him to see what he had painted on his face, because they wanted the same done to theirs.

Later, the entire party came together for the singing of Christmas songs led by impromptu conductor Glen Davis. The performance also included a solo from rookie Luke Harangody.

“It was nice to be able to meet all the kids and get to spread some holiday cheer,” said Harangody. “I just hope I didn’t scare them off with my singing!”

Following the Christmas carols, the children went up one-by-one to meet Santa Claus, receive a gift and take a picture with the players and coaches. The children had a memorable experience and a Christmas they will never forget.

“It’s all about the kids,” said Davis. “We want them to have the best Christmas possible.”

It's no doubt that Josh, along with the rest of the kids, would agree that they had a wonderful time celebrating the holidays with their friends, families and Celtics in front of a picturesque view of Boston.