By: Helena Fauvel and Kellyn DuBois
On Sunday, January 21, CATS Academy led students on an organized trip to watch a professional basketball game played by the Boston Celtics against the Orlando Magic. The game took place in the Celtics arena, the TD Garden. The stadium was filled with many shades of green, a vibrant video board, and the lively roar of the crowd. When the Celtics entered the arena, heavy applause thundered from the crowd.
CATS’ students enjoyed watching the incredible Boston Celtic with players including, Kyrie Irving, who could be considered the most skilled player of the NBA today. He scored 40 points during the game against the fierce Orlando Magic defense. Other players, such as Jaylen Brown and Marcus Morris, had great performances and scored 17 and 12 points respectively.
All of the CATS students, seemed to enjoy the entire Celtics NBA experience. We thought the food was very good and noticed that you can buy a lot of souvenirs at the game such as hoodies, t-shirts and other memorabilia. Senior, Ross Kwon, praised the experience by stating, “ I would definitely recommend CATS students to go to the basketball game with the school – especially if your a basketball player, because you can learn a lot from the NBA professional players.” He then added, “For me it was a huge honor to be able to see a game like that. Even if you don’t play you can feel the spirit of a real professional game and that is really nice ”.
Another part of our trip to the Celtics that deserves to be highlighted were the small breaks that occurred during the game. We enjoyed watching the entertainment such as children dancing and the Celtics cheerleader. Even the bus trip was fun with our fellow CATS friends. I can assure you that even if you do not like basketball you surely will have a good time with your fellow students and enjoy seeing the Celtics if you have an opportunity to do so.