Celtics Introduce 2011 Draft Picks

BOSTON (June 27, 2011) - Boston Celtics 2011 draft picks, forward JaJuan Johnson and guard E’Twaun Moore, who were teammates at Purdue University, joined Boston Celtics Co-owner, Managing Partner and Shamrock Foundation President, Stephen Pagliuca and Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations, Danny Ainge, to celebrate the unveiling of a new Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation (BCSF) state of the art mobile computer lab at the Edison K-8 School in Brighton, MA on Monday with the Superintendent of Boston Public Schools, Dr. Carol Johnson, school staff members, and twenty-three students.

Concluding the second computer lab project of the BCSF’s Player Choice Grant where, for the first time, the entire Celtics team collectively decided on a project for the Shamrock Foundation, the mobile- lab featured twenty-five brand new Macbook computers branded with Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation marks and a branded computer cart that holds, protects and charges the Macbooks.

Unfortunately, Edison K-8 School does not have an available classroom for a brick and mortar lab, and that lack of space combined with an extremely limited access to computers for their 300+ middle school students makes the mobile computer lab the perfect addition to the school’s educational resources.

“It is very humbling to be able to provide such an important necessity to the youth of our local community’s education systems,” Stephen Pagliuca, Boston Celtics Co-owner, Managing Partner and Shamrock Foundation President said. “This mobile computer lab will go an incredibly long way in furthering their education.”

Ainge, Johnson, and Moore spent time interacting with the students and the new technology, and also spoke to the students about the importance of education and the benefits of their new computer lab.

Prior to the computer lab unveiling, the Boston Celtics held an introductory press conference with the 2011 draft picks for the media in attendance, marking the first time the Celtics have held a press conference like this in conjunction with a community event.