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Boston Celtics Toy Drive 12.19-12.21

  • Mon, 12/17/2012

In an effort to make the holiday season brighter for local families in need, the Boston Celtics will partner with Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s City of Boston Holiday Toy Drive and Toys for Tots as they collect new, unwrapped and non-violent toys at the team’s upcoming home games. Collection areas will be set up at the main entrance turnstiles for game on Wednesday, December 19 vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers and Friday, December 21 vs. the Milwaukee Bucks.

Celtics fans can donate new and unwrapped toys at the team's home games Wednesday, December 19th and Friday, December 21st.

The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation will show their appreciation to each fan who donates a toy with a raffle ticket to win a basketball signed by the 2012-2013 team. Patrons will receive one ticket per toy donation and the raffle drawing will be held at half-time. “The Boston Celtics are thrilled to be partnering with the Mayor and Toys for Tots for our toy drive,” Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Business Development for the Boston Celtics Ted Dalton said.  “With the generosity of our fans, we can hopefully brighten the holidays for those in need in the Greater Boston area.”

The City of Boston’s annual Holiday Toy Drive serves children throughout Boston’s neighborhoods (The Fund for Boston Neighborhoods, Inc.). During last year’s drive, Mayor Menino received more than 4,500 requests for gifts, clothing and other necessities.

“Every year, we do our best to make the holiday season a happy time for all of Boston’s families,” Mayor Menino said. “But we can’t do it alone.  The success of our toy drive wouldn’t be possible without the extraordinary support of the corporate community and individuals who want to make a difference. Through the generosity of the Boston Celtics, we’ll be able to respond to even more requests this year.”


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