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C's honor troops

Posted by Gregory Lee Jr. Globe Staff  March 20, 2008 05:07 PM

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The Boston Celtics will host 300 members of the United States Armed Services and their families for the sold-out home game on Monday against the Philadelphia 76ers as a result of the organization’s first-ever Seats for Soldiers program. Seats for Soldiers gave Celtics fans the opportunity to donate their tickets to the game to allow members of each branch of the armed services to attend in their seat.

The Seats for Soldiers donations are product of a unique collaborative effort among the Boston Celtics, Celtics season ticket holders and fans that purchased tickets for the March 24 home game. Each of the 300 seats was voluntarily contributed to allow members of the armed services and their families attend the game in their place. In addition to tickets for the game, each member of the armed services in attendance will be recognized by the Celtics and Massachusetts State Lottery as “Heroes Among Us.” The recognition will take place during the second timeout of the second quarter.

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