New Celtic Rasheed Wallace Reads to Children

Boston_Celtics_Logo 150The NBA season hasn’t even started yet, but new Celtics player Rasheed Wallace, who signed with the team this off-season, is already mixing it up with the Boston community. Wallace made his first public appearance as a representative of the Celtics on Tuesday, when he met with the young students at the Joseph Lee School.

The affair was a reading event, and of all the books in the world, Wallace read from “Make Way for Ducklings,” a picture book by Robert McCloskey. It was fitting, because afterwards, the kids took Wallace on a Duck Boat ride around Boston. Of course, the Boston Herald was on hand for the event. The Herald’s Frank Dell’Appa shed some light on Wallace’s community efforts.

Wallace told the Herald’s Frank Dell’Appa, “I’ve been doing it pretty much my whole career, with and without the NBA. It’s nothing new. It’s actually fun for me, to interact with kids – that’s my Achilles’ heel. I’m real big on kids and doing things with them. I know how it is. Every kid likes to be read to, or just even have an adult play with them, no matter if it’s little girls with a tea party or boys playing in the dirt, it’s all part of being a kid. It’s something we all went through.”

Click here to read Dell’Appa’s entire piece, “Wallace making way in community” (Boston Herald, 9/23).