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Over the weekend, Columbus Ohio’s Rodgers Neighborhood Basketball held its annual RNB Classic. It’s an event that not only raises money for a valuable community resource, it’s also a rally for peace in an area where shootings and violence are not uncommon.
Rookie Celtics forward Jared Sullinger was there, sending out these pics over Instagram this weekend.
For those who follow Sullinger on Instagram, you know he’s prolific with the pics (he can be found under his same Twitter name: Jared_Sully0). And with that constant tweeting and Instagram-sharing comes the picture (no pun intended) of who he is off the court.
We see Sullinger’s love for his family in his pictures all the time. Rarely is he without some member of his family on a regular basis. This weekend, that love for family branched out to his community, where he is regularly seen at events like this. The RNB “Battle for Peace” Community All Star Game brings back Sullinger and his brother, along with other former Ohio State products like Evan Turner, participate in the game and the peace rally as a way to give back to the community and try to put an end to the violence that can rip it apart.
As we learn more about our Celtics, we try to learn a little more about what’s important to these guys. It’s obvious family and community are important parts of Jared Sullinger’s life, which speaks to the quality of person he is, and the quality of person we are gaining in Boston and the Celtics community. We’re looking forward to seeing more of this in Boston.
All photos via Instagram