Celtics Partake in Reading Event for Students

BOSTON (October 21st, 2013) – The Boston Celtics and students from Mozart Elementary School sat down to participate in a day of reading as part of the Read to Achieve program, presented by Kia Motors in partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Boston Celtics players MarShon Brooks, Kris Humphries, DeShawn Sims, Kammron Taylor and Chris Babb along with Celtics Legend Dana Barros read stories to the children and discussed the importance of reading in their lives.

“I really enjoyed this event. It was great to be able to interact with the kids,” Kris Humphries said. “Hopefully, we were able to make an impact on some of them, while also educating them on the importance of reading. It was a rewarding day.”

The players read with the children from the Mozart Elementary School and shared the names of some of their favorite books with them. They also used the event as an opportunity to stress the importance of reading books at a young age.

Read to Achieve is an NBA program designed to promote the value of reading and to build a lifelong love of reading in young people by providing greater access to books. The Boston Celtics Read to Achieve program is supported locally by Kia Motors and ReadBoston.