Celtics players Marcus Smart, Amir Johnson, and Kelly Olynyk exercise with kids at Waltham practice facility to mark end of 2017 Sun Life Fit to Win program
30 lucky children from YMCAs throughout New England will receive prizes and meet the players
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BOSTON, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boston Celtics and Sun Life Financial are closing another successful year of Fit to Win, a four-week health and fitness program for YMCA children throughout New England.

WHAT: The Championship Event for Fit to Win, which will recognize the top performing children from Greater Hartford, Greater Boston, and Southern Maine, and close out the 2017 program. With the Celtics players, kids will create their own healthy fruit smoothies, show off their learned fitness skills, and get to hear from the players on how they stay healthy and fit.

WHO: Celtics VIPs in attendance will be Marcus Smart, Amir Johnson, and Kelly Olynyk and the 30 top Fit to Win performers from around New England, who will meet the players, show their fitness skills, and receive a special prize.

WHERE: Celtics practice facility, 84 Winter Street, Waltham, MA
All media must display press credentials

WHEN: Saturday, March 25, 3:30—4:30pm

WHY: This year's Fit to Win Championship Event marks the culmination of the largest Fit to Win program yet, with over 200 children participating in Greater Hartford, Greater Boston, and Southern Maine. Each year the program reaches more children in more communities throughout New England, generating interest and excitement about nutrition, fitness, and overall health. Sun Life and the Boston Celtics have partnered to fight diabetes and promote health and wellness in our communities, with Fit to Win for YMCA youth, and #SunLifeDunk4Diabetes, a November fund-raising campaign that supports the YMCA of Greater Boston's Diabetes Prevention Program, an educational course for adults at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

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, 35 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, log on to www.celtics.com.

About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate Clients. Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of December 31, 2016, Sun Life Financial had total assets under management of $903 billion. For more information please visit www.sunlife.com.

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

In the United States, Sun Life Financial is one of the largest group benefits providers serving more than 60,000 employers in small, medium, and large workplaces across the country. Sun Life's broad portfolio of products and services in the U.S. includes Disability and Absence Management, Life, Dental and Vision, Voluntary and Worksite, and Stop-Loss insurance. This includes the acquisition of Assurant Employee Benefits in Q1 2016. For more information, please visit www.sunlife.com/us.



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

Devon Fernald, Sun Life Financial, 781-263-7151, devon.portney.fernald@sunlife.com


SOURCE Sun Life Financial