Yet, the whole town got to reap some additional benefits.
Each winner of the makeover gets a basketball clinic for their town with Celtics stars from the present and past, Avery Bradley and Cedric Maxwell.
Kids lined the bleachers at Monson High School for their chance to ball with Gang Green. “I live in North Andover and me and my friend came up here for the basketball camp and then we found out the Celtics players were going to be here so it was really cool,” said Tess Higgins.
10-year-old Arianna Buchanan says the clinic inspires her to play, while Mia Krupzzak says she’s going to use the skills she learns here to beat other kids at her school.
The Celtics see about 2,000 kids throughout the summer in their own basketball camp.
Not only are they teaching the kids today, the adults got to learn something too. “I don’t know how good I’m going to be, but I’ll take those tips and run with them” said Jen Fiester. “I used to play basketball way back in the day. It was fun, but I was getting sore,” Lisa Moreau chuckled.
Bradley never got the chance to go to a basketball clinic when he was a kid, so he’s excited to bring the opportunity to kids in Monson, and to his hometown in Tacoma, Washington. “Especially where I’m from we really don’t have things like that, that’s why I want to make sure kids growing up there have the chance to be able to go to basketball camp. Not only that, I might bring some of my friends there” the Celtics guard said.
Bradley’s camp will take place this weekend.