Openly gay NBA veteran Jason Collins marched in the 43rd annual Boston Pride Parade. Marching with him, and wearing some sweet bell bottoms, was Collins’ Stanford roommate, Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy.
Well, that was quick … TMZ has learned Jason Collins has officially been asked to lead Boston’s pride parade this summer, hours after the NBA star announced that he’s gay. A rep for parade tells TMZ, “Boston Pride is formally inviting Jason Collins to be a Marshal in the 2013 Boston Pride Parade … Boston Pride is proud that our annual celebration helped to inspire Jason Collins to make his groundbreaking decision to come out.”
The Boston Celtics announced today multiple initiatives to support victims affected by the recent tragedy at the Boston Marathon. The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation has committed to raise $200,000 to support The One Fund Boston to help the families affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy through a $100,000 pledge from the Shamrock Foundation and multiple team initiatives to raise an additional $100,000.
The Celtics have partnered with adidas to create a special Celtics limited edition t-shirt bearing the words “Boston Stands as One”. 2,620 of the shirts have been created with 100% of the proceeds from sales donated to The One Fund Boston. These adidas t-shirts, also known as “warm-up shirts,” will be available to consumers at Celtics.com/shop, NBAstore.com, adidas.com, the ProShop at the TD Garden, the NBA Store in New York as well as adidas retail locations.