Celtics honoring Marcus Smart as a ‘Hero Among Us’ in return game to TD Garden

While Smart won’t play, he’s set to earn an award for the charitable contributions he made to Boston and the surrounding areas during his nine seasons with the Celtics.

Marcus Smart will be honored during his first trip back to TD Garden since the Celtics traded him this past summer.

The former Celtics guard will be honored as a “Hero Among Us” during Sunday’s Grizzlies-Celtics game for his charitable contributions in Boston and the surrounding areas during his nine seasons with the franchise.

The Celtics pointed out just a few of Smart’s contributions around Boston in a press release announcing that he was receiving the honor on Sunday. They mentioned that he spent his first day with the organization visiting children battling cancers and other severe illnesses. They also recognized the time spent and donations Smart made to Boston Children’s Hospital along with the creation of his foundation to help inner-city youth.

“Smart would visit the Boston Children’s Hospital regularly throughout his time in Boston to spend one-on-one time with kids undergoing cancer treatments,” the team wrote in a press release. “He also worked to donate mobile charging stations which included tablets and video game consoles called ‘Smart Carts’. These entertainment hubs were designed to serve as a form of communication and diversion during patients’ treatment and recovery.



Gideon Canice

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