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Celtics, New England Baptist Hospital Host More Than 350 3rd-6th Graders At Jr. Celtics Tip-Off Clinic

Celtics forward Daniel Theis on hand to lead clinic goers through variety of basketball-related drills

The Boston Celtics and New England Baptist Hospital welcomed more than 350 3rd-6th grade students from 17 different local community centers into the Madison Park High School gymnasium this afternoon for the Jr. Celtics Tip-Off Clinic.

Celtics forward Daniel Theis joined Jr. Celtics Academy coaches in leading the children through a variety of defensive, ball handling, and shooting drills in an effort to improve their overall basketball skillsets.

“There was a lot of excitement and enthusiasm in the gym here today, and you could tell the kids found that balance between having fun and improving their game,” said Theis. “This program gives kids the unique opportunity to learn the game from those who have been there before them and they all took advantage of that here.”

“We are proud to see our thirty year partnership with the Celtics benefiting the youth living in and around our community,” said David A. Passafaro, President, New England Baptist Hospital. “NEBH is committed to keeping community members of all ages active and healthy.”

At the conclusion of the clinic, students also learned more about the Jr. Celtics Academy, and how their continued participation could lead to Celtics-themed prizes and exclusive experiences at upcoming home games.

About New England Baptist Hospital

New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) is the premier regional provider for orthopedic surgery and the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders. NEBH has been nationally recognized for high patient satisfaction and leadership in quality and clinical outcomes. The Hospital is committed to improving the health and well-being of those living throughout its community by providing opportunities for people of all ages to be active, stay social and keep moving. NEBH is a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine and conducts teaching programs in collaboration with Harvard Medical School. NEBH has been the official hospital of the Boston Celtics for over 30 years.

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