It’s never too late to do a good deed, as the Boston Celtics reportedly will join the movement of paying their temporarily unemployed workers till the end of the regular season’s schedule.
Good news Boston Celtics fans, your team has joined the herd of other organizations/ owners who are planning on paying their arena workers who are temporarily unemployed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
This follows a piece published by the Houdini a few days prior stating the C’s — specifically their owners — need to provide financial aid to their workers during the season’s indefinite hiatus. According to Masslive.com, the team has officially answered the call.
“The Boston Celtics will pay the team-employed game night staff through the end of the scheduled regular season. That includes game-night performers, locker room attendants, ball boys, the scorer’s table crew, and the stats crew.”
What makes this news interesting and noteworthy is the fact that a majority of the arena’s employees are not directly on the payroll of the Boston Celtics, as they technically work for TD Garden and Delaware North who own the Boston Bruins… not the Celtics.
However, in the end, these employees at the Garden are integral to the environment created when one attends a C’s game and, thus, rightly deserve to be aided by H. Irving Grousbeck, Wycliffe Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca — the co-owners of the team.
With this, the Boston Celtics join a list consisting of individual players — such and Kevin Love, Blake Griffin and Giannis Antetokounmpo — and owners — such a Mark Cuban and Joe Lacob — in making sure to cover arena employee’s salaries during the leagues indefinite suspension.
A GoFundMe campaign was also created to help provide income for those effected by the hiatus at the TD Garden, accumulating over $32,000 in donations.
It’s never too late to do a good deed. For the Boston Celtics, their time came this week!