Kids & Families Sports

Boston Community Collaborative Coordinates ON COURT Experience for Kids at Celtic’s Home Opener

Boston Community Collaborative coordinated an amazing on court opportunity for kids at last Wednesday night’s Celtics HOME OPENER vs the Milwaukee Bucks. 18 lucky kids got to experience the Celtic’s “ANTHEM BUDDIES” before the game. The “ANTHEM BUDDIES” experience is when the kids line up in front of the Celtics for the singing of the National Anthem.

Some of the notable highlights of the evening: The kids got to see lots of behind the scenes opening night activity in the media area including Lucky and the flip dunkers’ warm ups, seeing warm ups by the dance troupes from Phunk Nation, seeing pyrotechnic equipment getting ready to go on court. While waiting to line up in front of the Celtics, they got to watch warmups from courtside. They got to experience the players up close and personal and be very impressed by the size of the massive NBA players.

BCC is thrilled to be able to facilitate such a cool opportunity for these kids.

BCC was incorporated in 2013 and strives to create community by connecting people and resources. BCC offers courses in Drama, Dance, Fitness, Engineering for Kids, and Chess during the St John School afterschool program, courses in Drama in the North End, and at the Josiah Quincy afterschool program. BCC holds a Movers and Shakers class for babies and toddlers at the West End Community Center. BCC hosts a number of community events: Movie Nights in the Gassy during the summer, an annual Halloween Party for adults, and an annual Springtime Egg Hunt in Christopher Columbus Park and a variety of other things. For more information, contact

Upcoming Events:

  • October 27, 5th Annual Halloween FUNraiser costume party for Adults – great food, live band, costume contest. Free event – contributions accepted. Email to rsvp.
  • October 31, Annual post trick or treat event for kids, 8 pm ish at Filippo’s. Meant to provide a fun, safe, warm spot for kids who have aged out of other neighborhood events. Free – contributions accepted.
  • October 28-Nov 1, Boston Community Collaborative’s participation in the Twin Cities Horror Festival with original play “Sadie Mae, 1969” written and directed by Ingrid Oslund – article and details to follow.
  • December 10, 2 pm End of Fall session production of “The Snow Queen and the 12 Months”. This performance brings together all of our drama and dance students (4 classes of SJS students, 1 class of neighborhood students) to showcase and celebrate their talents and awesomeness.