On the road for Game 1 of their first round series against the New York Knicks, the Boston Celtics did not have to work through the same emotions and tributes that the Boston Red Sox put together on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. Keen to do their part in the wake of the pair of bombings during last Monday’s Boston Marathon, the C’s debuted a new patch to their classic Celtics road uniform, while announcing a charity initiative that their fans could take part in.
From a Celtics press release:
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The Boston Celtics announced today multiple initiatives to support victims affected by the recent tragedy at the Boston Marathon. The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation has committed to raise $200,000 to support The One Fund Boston to help the families affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy through a $100,000 pledge from the Shamrock Foundation and multiple team initiatives to raise an additional $100,000
“Our Celtics family and our fans join all Bostonians in demonstrating our city’s great strength by coming together to stand as one to get through this difficult time ,” Boston Celtics Managing Partner and Shamrock Foundation President Stephen Pagliuca said.” We are proud of all the heroic efforts that were made during this horrible tragedy and would like to show our support to those victimized by this terrible act.”