Boston Celtics to Auction Game-Worn Alternate Road Jerseys of Paul Pierce and Ricky Davis
BOSTON (December 9, 2005) – Fans will be able to bid on the first-ever authentic, game-worn alternate road jerseys that Celtics captain Paul Pierce and forward Ricky Davis wore on Friday, November 25th when Boston defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 90-89 at the TD Banknorth Garden. Each uniform is signed by the respective player on the numbers on the back, in silver ink, and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
The auction will begin on Celtics.com on Friday, December 9th at 8 p.m. ET, when fans will have an opportunity to bid on Pierce’s game-worn jersey. Davis’ game-worn jersey will be available on Friday, December 16th. Each jersey will be available for bid for seven days, with all proceeds from both auctions going to the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, which supports children throughout New England through programs that provide education and support.
For the first time in team history, the Celtics added a second road uniform that blends the best elements of traditional design with a distinctive contemporary look. Recognizing the NBA trend of issuing both "throwback" and "redesigned" jerseys, the Celtics, who already play in "throwback" jerseys, have created a look that captures the energy of today’s team
The body of the uniform is green, like the existing road uniform, however the design elements are distinctly different. Inspired by the 1946-48 uniforms, they pay tribute to the Celtics’ long and storied history, while modernizing the look.
The first distinct change is that BOSTON is emblazoned on the jersey front. The organization began writing CELTICS on their home and road uniforms in the 70’s, but prior to that BOSTON always had appeared on the road uniform. Black is used as a secondary color on the uniform, which gives it a bolder, graphic look. For example, the lettering and numbers are black with a white outline.
About The Boston Celtics
A charter member of the Basketball Association of America (which evolved into the National Basketball Association) since 1946, the Boston Celtics have won a record 16 NBA Championships, including eight (8) in a row from 1959-1966, and have won NBA titles in three different eras. In addition, 29 former Celtics players, management or staff have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. During the 2004-05 NBA season, the Celtics won their first Atlantic Division title in 12 seasons. For more information on the Celtics, log on to www.celtics.com.
About the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation
The mission of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation is to extend the reach of the Celtics championship legacy into our community. The Shamrock Foundation benefits our children directly, through programs that provide education and support. The Shamrock Foundation also partners with community-based organizations that provide healthcare, shelter and vital services for children in need. This year our community partners are Children’s Hospital Boston, Horizons for Homeless Children, and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC). Individual donations to the Shamrock Foundation can be made to http://www.nba.com/celtics/community/shamrock.