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Here’s a little feel-good story for those of you who are dreading the shopping, snow-shoveling, and ugly sweaters that come with the holiday season every year: On Tuesday, the entire Boston Celtics team traveled to the Children’s Hospital in Boston and the Boston Medical Center to spread some holiday cheer. Doc Rivers and his boys spent the entire day hosting two holiday parties for patients.
The children got to enjoy the company of Boston’s finest, taking part in various holiday activities including carol-singing, holiday Bingo, and even an arts and crafts session. And for those too ill to leave their rooms during the visit, the Celtics went to the rooms to talk to the patients and give them something to smile about. Celtics captain Paul Pierce said that he and his teammates look forward to spending time with kids of the hospital during the holiday season.
In a time of year where materialistic things seem to rule everyone’s thinking, it really is nice to see a story like this. It’s good to know that a team of busy NBA players can come down to Earth for a bit and take some time to provide something for those who are much less fortunate than the rest of us, especially during this time of the year. Kudos to you, Celtics.