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MAINE RED CLAWS KETTLE CAMPAIGN - THURSDAY, December 15

December 14, 2016 - NBA G League (G League) - Maine Red Claws News Release

What: The Maine Red Claws, presented by Unum, will participate in the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign. The entire team will be "ringing the bell" to help raise money, as part of the NBA Cares Season of Giving. Interviews available on site upon request.

Where: Maine Mall (Inside, by Sears) 400 Maine Mall Road, South Portland

When: Thursday, December 15 4-5:30 p.m.

Who: Maine Red Claws players and staff

About the Maine Red Claws 2016-17 marks the eighth season for the Maine Red Claws. The Red Claws have been the minor league affiliate of the Boston Celtics since their inaugural season of 2009-10, and 2016-17 marks the fifth season of a"hybrid" affiliation between the two teams. Under the hybrid model, the Boston Celtics have contracted to run the basketball operations for the Maine Red Claws, including the hiring and training of the coaching and training staff as well as the all player transactions and will act as the Red Claws' sole NBA partner. The Red Claws play their home games at the Portland Expo Building. The franchise is owned and operated by Maine Basketball, LLC, which is principally owned by Bill Ryan Sr., the retired chairman of TD Bank, and Bill Ryan Jr. who serves as the team's chairman.

About the NBA Development League The NBA Development League is the NBA's official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league's research and development laboratory. Featuring 22 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2016-17 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 39 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2015-16 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league's connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com. ###


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