Eddie House

BOSTON (August 13, 2009) - The Boston Celtics and RE/MAX of New England gave the Carter family of Waltham a home basketball court renovation yesterday as a winner of this year's RE/MAX of New England Home Court Program contest.

The Carter family had their new home basketball court dedicated by Celtics guard Eddie House and Celtics legend Cedric Maxwell. Additionally, the Celtics and RE/MAX of New England unveiled a Celtics-themed bedroom makeover in the home of the family. After the dedication, House and Maxwell also conducted a free community basketball clinic for 100 local youths at the Waltham Boys & Girls Club.

The Carter family was selected as a winner of the RE/MAX Home Court Program from dozens of candidates who sent in letters detailing why they were in need of a home court makeover. Two additional home court makeovers will be awarded this year in other New England communities.

"I'd like to congratulate the Carter family on winning the contest," House said. "It was a lot of fun to dedicate the family's brand new home basketball court. I really enjoyed shooting around with everyone and meeting all the neighborhood kids at the clinic."

The home court makeover consisted of a driveway and court resealing, a brand new basket stanchion, backboard, electronic scoreboard, ball rack and additional Celtics gear. The bedroom makeover featured a complete Celtics theme, with comforter, rug, flags and other Celtics decorations. After finishing the makeover, House participated in a game of HORSE with the family and neighborhood kids.

"RE/MAX of New England is proud to provide the Carter family with a home court makeover," RE/MAX of New England Executive Vice President and Regional Director Jay Hummer said. "We're thrilled to once again partner with the Celtics for this unique contest, and for the first time give a bedroom makeover to each family along with their new home court."