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Author Event: Mark Bodanza & Former Celtics Shooting Guard Sam Jones *at the Eliot Church
September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Eliot Church, Spark Kindness and the BFL are teaming up to bring Celtics Legend Sam Jones and author Mark C. Bodanza to Natick to sign copies of & talk about Mr. Jones’s new biography Ten Times a Champion: The Story of Basketball Legend Sam Jones. Sam Jones helped lead the Boston Celtics to ten world championships, 1959-1966 and 1968, 1969. He was inducted to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in 1984 and the NBA’s Fiftieth Anniversary team of the league’s 50 best players of all time in 1996. He and his teammate Bill Russell comprise the winningest duo in sports history!
In his biography of the basketball legend, Mark Bodanza chronicles how Jones overcame obstacles on and off the basketball court to capture the attention of the Boston Celtics–fresh from their first NBA championship–and become a surprising first-round draft pick in 1957 and, for the next twelve years, one of the game’s greatest champions. As Bodanza reveals Sam’s ultimate challenges and joys, it soon becomes evident that Jones was an extraordinary testament to what can be achieved through perseverance, integrity, and a faithful and determined effort, not just for himself but for the benefit of his team. Ten Times a Champion shares the fascinating story of a basketball legend who displayed unshakable tenacity and helped his beloved Boston Celtics achieve extraordinary goals.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase & signing at the event; cash only, please.
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