Celtic legend Cousy gives charity assist to Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass and MetroWest recently shared the outcome of an auction package donated by Boston Celtics legend Bob Cousy. Late Spring, BBBS partnered Cousy, a longtime supporter, to auction off a once-in-a-lifetime experience to meet the basketball icon at his home, take a photo with him, and receive some signed memorabilia.

BBBS raised $65,000 thanks to loyal supporter Mr. Bob Atchinson who bid on the package, plus donations from others who wanted to support Mr. Cousy’s efforts. This past Saturday, Mr. Atchinson and his two grandsons had the opportunity to meet Mr. Cousy.

“He’s been a leader, not just as a basketball player,” Atchinson said of Cousy, “he’s been a leader in a lot of ways for a long time. …I really wanted to meet him. So that was a thrill.”