Celtics, RE/MAX of New England launch "Home Court" program for 2010

BOSTON (March 1, 2010) - The Boston Celtics and RE/MAX of New England announced today the launch of the RE/MAX of New England Home Court Program for 2010. Now in its fifth year, the Home Court Program awards three lucky Celtics fans with a home basketball court and driveway renovation. Each winner will also receive a Celtics-themed bedroom makeover. Additionally, a Boston Celtics player and legend will visit each winner's home for a dedication ceremony followed by a community basketball clinic.

The three lucky fans chosen will receive the traditional home court makeover featuring a driveway or court resealing, a brand new basket stanchion, backboard, electronic scoreboard, a ball rack and other Celtics-themed items. Winners will also get their bedroom repainted and decorated with Celtics decorations. Finally, each winner will have a Celtics player and legend come to their home to conduct a dedication ceremony and then host a youth basketball clinic with other children in the community. Fans can enter the RE/MAX Home Court contest by logging onto www.celtics.com and submitting a 500-word essay along with photos explaining why they need a "home court makeover."

"The RE/MAX Home Court Program is one of our most successful community initiatives and we look forward to working with RE/MAX of New England to award three lucky fans with a new home basketball court," Celtics President Rich Gotham said. "RE/MAX has been a great partner of the team and each year we get more and more fans submitting entries to this is a tremendous program."

A special selection committee consisting of local media members, RE/MAX employees and Celtics staff will determine the winner of the contests in each state. Entry forms are available here at Celtics.com. Deadline for entrees is May 17, 2010.

"Every year I look forward to joining with the Celtics to give families across New England a new home court," RE/MAX of New England Executive Vice President Jay Hummer said. "We've partnered with the Celtics for the Home Court program for five years now and it always makes me proud to be able to provide families with the court, room renovation and community clinic from a Celtics player."