Community Corner: Bayless hits the books

The Boston Celtics and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) teamed up to launch a new library experience at the Ellis Elementary School in Roxbury last month:

Bayless at Ellis Elementary School in Roxbury

The redesigned library features a computer lab, smart TV, mobile technology, a comfortable reading corner and inspiring, fun wall art. Said Celtics newcomer Jerryd Bayless: “It’s a great feeling to be able provide these kids with the space they need to inspire curiosity. As a newcomer to the Celtics and Boston, I’m glad I was able to be a part of this and give back to the community."

(Hop HERE to read more on the library renovation)

Brandon Bass participated in a cooking demo for kids at the YMCA last week in Brighton at an event put on by Sun Life Financial featuring chef Ming Tsai to launch a Diabetes Prevention Program:

Brandon Bass

The Celtics star joined Chef Tsai and President of Sun Life Financial Wes Thompson in leading a cooking demonstration on how to cook a simple and healthy meal for the whole family. The menu included healthy fried rice and a fruit kebob with low-calorie yogurt dip. Tsai also discussed the healthy practices he follows at his own restaurants, Blue Ginger and Blue Dragon, as well as at home with his family. At the clinic, Bass and [assistant coach Walter] McCarty demonstrated the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle by teaching youth in attendance fun basketball drills and other simple everyday exercises like jumping rope.

(Hop HERE to read more on the cooking demonstration)