Barnstable Man Helps Boston Celtics Build Beds for Children in Need

Celtics and TD Bank team up to build 40 twin beds for Boston kids...
Green Team member Jocelyn Saber, TD Bank volunteer Eric Bancroft of Barnstable, Green Team member Erika Simon and TD Bank Volunteer Jessica Grenon of Kingston. (Courtesy photo)

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Celtics and TD Bank CommUNITY Crew joined ‘A Bed for Every Child’ in Lynn, MA this afternoon as they helped build 40 new twin beds for Boston area youth in need. Celtics players Brad Wanamaker and Guerschon Yabusele were on site to help build the beds, which all feature Celtics and basketball-themed bedding and accessories.

“The community came together today for something bigger than basketball,” said Wanamaker. “What an opportunity to be here and help these volunteers in making an impact throughout the greater Boston area.”

"Our employees are excited to be a part of assembling beds for local children in need," said John Ratoff, U.S. Regional Head of Field Marketing Strategy, TD Bank. "Supporting the communities where we live and work is a vital part of how we operate our business every day."

In addition to helping assemble the new beds, Wanamaker and Yabusele interacted with and posed for photos with members of the CommUNITY Crew.

About the Boston Celtics:
A charter member of the Basketball Association of America (which evolved into the National Basketball Association) since 1946, the Boston Celtics have won a record 17 NBA Championships, including eight (8) in a row from 1959-1966, winning their first title in 1957 and their most recent in 2008. The Celtics have long stood for equality, and respect, including hiring the first African American Coach and starting the first all-black starting five. In addition, 39 former Celtics players, management or staff have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In December 2002 the team returned to local ownership for the first time since 1963. For more information on the Celtics, visit

About TD Bank:
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the sixth largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit Find TD Bank on Facebook at and on Twitter at welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on