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Historical Society's 37th ANNUAL HARVEST FAIR September 24, 2017

Holliston Resident Honored by Celtics

by Press Release
March 17, 2017

The Boston Celtics honored Sheila for her lifelong commitment to services and rights for people with disabilities.

Boston Celtics and Massachusetts State Lottery Honor Sheila Joslin as Hero Among Us

Holliston Resident Honored at March 12th Game BOSTON (March 13, 2017) – Revere native and Holliston resident Sheila Joslin first started working with people with disabilities in 1957 when a program for kids with disabilities opened near her home.

For 60 years Sheila has dedicated her life to advocating for disability rights and serving people with disabilities and their families. True to her mission, Sheila adopted a child with disabilities who tragically died in 1982. Inspired by his memory and her former students Sheila runs marathons in retirement raising thousands of dollars for Easter Seals' mission of providing equal opportunities for people with disabilities.

The Boston Celtics honored Sheila for her lifelong commitment to services and rights for people with disabilities.

 Since its establishment in 1997 by the Boston Celtics, The Heroes Among Us program has recognized outstanding individuals who have made exceptional and lasting contributions to their communities. The award is presented at every Celtics home game and pays tribute to the heroic achievements of these outstanding citizens. 

 

Shelia Joslin, of Holliston, stands with Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, right, and Chicago Bulls guard Jerian Grant, left, as she was honored as a Celtics ‘Hero Among Us’ on Sunday March 12 at TD Garden.

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 www.celtics.com.

Contact:          Heather Walker, Boston Celtics – 617-854-8072, hwalker@celtics.com                            

 

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Comments (2)

Sheila's wonderful and I bet she can dunk...

- Lee DeSorgher | 3/18/17 10:46 AM

Congratulations Sheila!

- Karen Fung | 3/17/17 9:25 PM

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