Boston Celtics Slam Dunk Party

Boston Celtics player Marcus Smart, center, is pictured with some of the children from the Boston Centers for Youth and Families. (Photo courtesy of Brian Babineau)
Boston Celtics player Marcus Smart, center, is pictured with some of the children from the Boston Centers for Youth and Families. (Photo courtesy of Brian Babineau)

As part of the Season of Giving, the Boston Celtics recently spread greetings to 60 children from the Boston Centers for Youth and Families. Celtics players and coaches played games with the kids before presenting them with gifts and surprises. The party was hosted by Top of the Hub’s Skywalk and was presented by Optum, a leading information and technology-enabled health services business.

Those attending the party included: Celtics players Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson, Jaylen Brown, Gerald Green, Marcus Smart (pictured with guests in accompanying photo), Terry Rozier, James Young, Jonas Jerebko, Jordan Mickey, Kelly Olynyk, Head Coach Brad Stevens and Boston Celtics Mascot, “Lucky the Leprechaun,” among others.

The children at the Skywalk Observatory feasted on a buffet of delicious eats and treats provided by Top of the Hub’s Executive Chef Stefan Jarausch and his culinary team. Additionally, Executive Pastry Chef Tommy Choi created trays of sugar cookies representing the green-and-white jerseys of the Celtics players in attendance.

Top of the Hub maintains a long history of partnering with the Boston Celtics on their events and celebrations for children.

Among those volunteering their time were singer/musician Bradley Bartlett-Roche, who played throughout the event, and executive staff members from WHERE Magazine who artistically manned the Face Painting booths. Celtics players and coaching staff members surprised each child with a gift to conclude the afternoon.

Boston Centers for Youth and Families provides support for children, youth, individuals and families through a wide range of specialized programs and services. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Boston and help sustain neighborhood needs.

Located on the 50th floor of The Prudential Tower at 800 Boylston Street in Boston, the Skywalk Observatory is Boston’s only sky-high vantage point where visitors are embraced by panoramic 360-degree views of Greater Boston and beyond. Operated by Top of the Hub, the Skywalk has ranked as one of Boston’s most visited tourism sites since opening in 1965. For more information, visit skywalkboston.com

Enjoy!