BOSTON (August 16, 2010) -- The Boston Celtics and RE/MAX of New England gave The Plummer Home for Boys of Salem a home basketball court renovation today as the winners of the RE/MAX of New England Home Court Program contest. The Plummer Home had their new home basketball court dedicated by Celtics forward Glen Davis and Celtics legend Cedric Maxwell. The dedication also included a contribution from the Forever Young Foundation. Davis and Maxwell also conducted a free community basketball clinic for 100 local youths at the Boys and Girls Club.
The Plummer Home for Boys was selected as the winner of the RE/MAX Home Court Program among hundreds 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.
"It was great to help give this great place a brand new home basketball court," Davis said. "I'd like to congratulate all the residents at The Plummer School for Boys on winning the contest. I really enjoyed shooting around with them and meeting everybody 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. After finishing the makeover Davis and Maxwell shot around with the boys and staff of the Plummer Home. Davis also took a tour of the Plummer Home led by students and staff.
"RE/MAX of New England is proud to provide The Plummer Home for Boys with a home court makeover," Vice President of RE/MAX of New England Jay Hummer said. "We're thrilled to partner again with the Celtics in providing this unique contest, which through the past five years has touched so many different people."