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Boston Celtics Jason Terry and Terrence Williams visit Perkins School for the Blind

Posted by Laura Gomez  March 15, 2013 01:44 PM

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David Gordon courtesy of Perkins for Boston.com

The Boston Celtics’ Jason Terry (left) and Terrence Williams (center) really “blew the house down” during the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation’s Read to Achieve event at Perkins reading "The 3 Little Pigs" with students including David Sirota, a student in Perkins Deafblind Program.

Students from the Perkins School for the Blind, an organization that provides education, services, and products to people who are blind, deafblind, or visually impaired, hosted Boston Celtics players Jason Terry and Terrence Williams on a tour of the school's Grousbeck Center.

Celtics CEO, co-owner, and Perkins parent Wyc Grousbeck also toured the center— named to honor the lead donation by the Grousbeck Family Foundation— that houses the Perk Café, a radio booth, and a music studio.

Terry and Perkins used iPads to read "The 3 Little Pigs" with students for a "Read to Achieve" event promoting literacy for all, according to a press release.

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David Gordon courtesy of Perkins for Boston.com

The “bubble wall” is an interior architectural feature that helps students who are blind orient themselves in the building. Celtic Jason Terry tried it out on his tour of the Grousbeck Center.

Steven Rothstein, Perkins president, was delighted with the way the students took charge of hosting the Celtics visitors.

“This is what a specialized education aims to do. Perkins students study not only academics and the arts, but also practical and social skills that lead to a richer quality of life as they become adults,'' said Rothstein. "The Shamrock Foundation and the Celtics players inspire our students to dream big."

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David Gordon courtesy of Perkins for Boston.com

After the Read to Achieve event, Perkins Secondary School student Robert (DJ Jauz) interviewed Boston Celtics CEO and co-owner Wyc Grousbeck, and players Terrence Williams and Jason Terry live on Radio Perkins.

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