Paul Pierce! (And 100 Days of Kindness, Day 52)

To be quite honest, sometimes I surprise the crap out of myself.

A few weeks ago I read about The Truth Strikes Again Celebrity Bowling Tournament. I saw that there was an email address for more information on media access at the event. A light bulb quickly turned on – ding! – once I read that, I just had to take my chances and email to see if I would be able to go.

A few weeks passed and I forgot about my magical email. Until – ding! – a response. The email read, “We will add you to the media list.” Who me? Really? Is this a joke?

Turns out it wasn’t a joke (luckily) and I headed off to Foxwoods last Friday evening after work, to attend the bowling tournament hosted by one of my favorite people in the world, Paul Pierce. You see, I’ve always had a knack of getting my mind set on something happening – then setting out to make it happen – and a lot of the times it actually does happen. So, if I may be frank, I’d like to give myself a little pat on the back for making this one happen. I always knew I’d meet #34.

Not only was I pumped to go to this event because I knew I’d meet some of the Celtics or other local celebrities, I was also excited to learn more about The Truth Fund (which started in 2002 in order to “make an impact on the lives of underprivileged youth”). The Truth on Health Campaign launched in 2009 to “help empower and encourage young people to lead healthier lifestyles  by incorporating physical fitness and healthy eating into their daily lives and by encouraging a commitment to being active for at least 60 minutes per day.” FitClub 34 provides the tools and resources children need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep their (age-appropriate) workouts fresh.

This event was sponsored by USI, Foxwoods and the High Rollers Luxury Lanes and Lounge. Some of those in attendance were fellow Celtics, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Kendrick Perkins, Big Baby, Nate Robinson, Avery Bradley and Marquis Daniels as well as YOUK, Billy Costa, Maria Menounos (originally from Medford) and Ramiro (94.5).

I truly think it’s amazing that Pierce has dedicated a lot of his time on making sure that children around the US – aren’t playing video games all day, that they are actually getting off the couch and moving around a bit. If these young sports fans see that Pierce is promoting these ideas, hopefully they will think it’s cool to exercise! It’s always genuinely nice to see a rich, famous person use their ‘power’ in a positive way.

Check out the event:

 

Celebrity Chef Ming Tsai

Ming

The Truth Strikes Again

Maria Menounos

MM

High Rollers

The wives

Billy Costa

 

Billy Costa

The Truth

Let the games begin!

Paul Pierce

#34

The Truth

KG

 

KG

Checkin out the scores

Smile!

 

 

Just can't believe it

Getting the group shot together

Almost there..

Yoooouk!

Nice!

Perk!

Fab place

Really? Is this happening?

Some of the live action:

 

What a great night it was! Everyone was so friendly and the event was awesome. Thank you to Megan for letting me come. :)

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My kindness for today: I expressed genuine happiness and love towards someone who shared very exciting news with me.

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We’ve made it to Amsterdam. No not the Netherlands. New York. Today is the lovely Mrs. Temple’s birthday, so we’re up at her fathers house visiting for the weekend! So A – Happy birthday Mrs. T! and B – woopwoop for the weekend, should be a good one. :)

I don’t have much to say about last nights game. It wasn’t pretty. The Celtics did not look like they want to win. Where was the effort? Where was their enthusiasm?

*Sidenote* It was funny that Chris Rock got in trouble for his sideline interview during the game. So many famous people at the game – are they even fans? I’m a fan! Can I have your court side ticket? Please? Note to Adam Sandler – you’re from NH, you should have had some Celtics gear on, FYI.

I truly (madly, deeply) hope they play better (way better) on Sunday. Say a prayer, cross your fingers, pet your lucky rabbit foot. Do what you gotta do people, because we need to BEAT L A !

On a happier note, it’s time to announce the winner of a FABULOUS pair of CitySlips!!! Who will it be?

That my friends is @aeparker on Twitter who tweeted about the giveaway! Please send me your information – name, address, whether you’d like small, medium or large and whether you’d like black, gold or silver.  You can email that to thedailycraic.wordpress@gmail.com and your CitySlips will magically appear. Congratulations!

Special thanks to everyone who entered! I really appreciate it. Hopefully we’ll have another GREAT giveaway coming up soon! Stay tuned…

On another CitySlips note, they have some exciting news - Cravings Boutique in Wayne, NJ is now carrying these amazing ballet flats! So women of Jersey and New York alike, get your tired, hurtin’ feet to Cravings and treat yourself to a pair of these ‘FUNK-tional’ flats will you?

Things to do –

The Jimmy Fund’s 28th annual Scooper Bowl is next week!

When: Tuesday, June 8th – Thursday, June 10th

Where: City Hall Plaza in Boston

Ticket Prices: Ages 10 and up – $8
Ages 3-9 – $4
Kids under 3 – free
Scooper Pass – $15 to enter up to three times during the event

Why: 30 delicious ice cream flavors to try all the while supporting cancer care and research for both adults and children at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Need I say more?

I’ve just learned about ‘Portsmouth Friday Nights’ and I want to go. This awesome city hosts tax-free shopping in local boutiques and galleries (which stay open late for the event) with musicians playing outside and some food to nibble on. Every Friday through Columbus Day so you have plenty of time to plan your little trip up to the great NH. Enjoy!