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Celtics and "Step Your Game Up" to honor students

Posted by Zolan Kanno-Youngs  June 4, 2013 06:10 PM

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The Celtics are teaming up with the ”Step Your Game Up" program to encourage students to improve their academic performance in the classroom.

The event, set to be held tomorrow at the City Year Headquarters in Boston from 4:30-6:30 p.m., will feature Celtics forward Jared Sullinger and mascot Lucky, who will interact and pose for pictures with the students.

The celebration will be carnival-themed and include food, games, raffles, and other giveaways. Students who attend will receive a “Step Your Game Up” Celtics sweatshirt.

The founder of the “Step Your Game Up” program, Judy Pagliuca, and City Year Boston managing director Lisa Fortenberry will also be in attendance.

“The Celtics organization and I are incredibly proud of the 100 students that will be recognized tomorrow for their ability to 'Step Their Game Up' and increase their engagement in school and reach their goals," Pagluica said. "We all hope the students will have a really good time tomorrow and that this program will create a lasting impact in academic lives."

Zolan Kanno-Youngs covers Boston Public School athletics. He can be reached at kannoyoungs.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @KannoYoungs.

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