The Marcus Smart’s Young Game Changer Foundation held its third annual Bowling Bash event at King’s Dining and Entertainment last week. The event raised over $100,000, over $60,000 move than last year’s.
11 years ago, Marcus Smart lost his 33-year-old brother to cancer. His brother was diagnosed with cancer at 15 years old. Once Smart became a professional athlete he decided to offer the world more than his athletic abilities. He grew determined to help others in similar circumstances. Smart’s eagerness to support began after visiting Boston Children’s hospital with the Celtics three years ago. Smart explained it was a “humbling experience.” Smart decided his foundation would assist in finding a cure for cancer and guide families that have been affected. The Smart and the rest of the members of the foundation offer encouragement, motivation, and guidance to the family of the patient.
Boston Celtics players Kemba Walker, Tacko Fall, Vincent Poirier, Grant Williams, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Javontae Green. A few Red Sox players were also in attendance: Manny Delcarmen, Jim Corsi, Lenny Dinardo, and Sam Horn. The ultimate special guest was former Celtic and current Washington Wizard, Isaiah Thomas.
Enterprise Holdings, Boston Sports NBC, HOT 96.9 were a few of the sponsors.