I receive a lot of press releases via email, and I hardly ever post them. Why not? Because most of them suck, and I figure they’d be of no interest to anyone. But today, one press release actually sounds pretty cool. I’m actually hesitant about posting it, because then I will have a lesser chance of winning a new home basketball court.
The Boston Celtics and RE/MAX of New England have announced the launch of the 2011 RE/MAX of New England Home Court Program. Now in its sixth year, the Home Court Program awards three deserving Celtics fans home court advantage with a driveway renovation featuring a new home basketball court, and a Celtics-themed bedroom makeover. Additionally, a Boston Celtics player and legend will visit each winner’s home for a dedication ceremony followed by a community basketball clinic in the winner’s home town.
Fans can enter the RE/MAX Home Court contest by logging onto www.celtics.com and submitting a 500-word essay along with photos explaining why they need a “home court makeover.” Three winners will be chosen based on their essay to receive a home court makeover featuring a driveway or court resealing, a brand new basket stanchion, backboard, electronic scoreboard, a ball rack, and other Celtics-themed items. Each winner will also receive a special visit from a Boston Celtics player and legend to their home for a dedication ceremony and a youth basketball clinic with other children in the community.
An electronic scoreboard for your home court? Sign me up. I’ve already written four 500-word essays, and plan to write at least five or six more. I need this court, and a Celtics player and legend visiting my house is just the icing on the cake. Unfortunately, I doubt the player will be Kevin Garnett. You’ve got a better chance of finding Osama Bin Laden.