Found April 22, 2013 on Celtics Life:
Last week after the marathon bombings, CelticsLife (plus PatriotsLife, Red Sox Life and BruinsLife) shared a link to the Children's Hospital Boston wish list (the list is still up and worth a look). Children's was caring for nine kids that got injured in the bombings, and the wish list was for toys and games that the kids can use during their time there. A friend of mine, Jay Thorpe, reached out to me and offered up two premium tickets to Celtics/Knicks Game 4 at the Garden to be auctioned off with proceeds going to wish list items. The auction ended Friday during the height of the manhunt insanity, but still brought in $500 for wish list items. Here is a message from Jay on the auction, and in particular, on an awesome deed done by the guy who won it: It actually worked out better than I originally expected. The auction ended at $500. An individual, Jacob, from NY actually purchased the tickets and said he could not make the game. He asked if I could find a pair of ...

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