The list of professional athletes in the New England area that have lent a hand to help support the victims of the Boston Marathon explosions goes on and on.
On Wednesday afternoon, Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger became the latest and he did so in an obscure way that also offers a little humor to an otherwise motivating experience. Sullinger, a 6-foot-9 power forward, spent most of his rookie season on the Celtics’ bench because of injury. Sullinger is expected to return as a healthy and productive member of the Boston front court in time for the 2013-14 season, and that’s a good sign considering the uncertain future of Kevin Garnett.
On Wednesday however, Sullinger wasn’t worried about his basketball future — he was lending a hand at a local Taco Bell in an effort to help support and raise money for One Fund Boston.
Sullinger sold Doritos Locos Tacos for $1 with all the proceeds going to Boston Marathon victims. Now that’s thinking outside the bun.
The best part about this fundraiser is that we have visual evidence via Twitter. As you can see below, Sullinger, decked out in his Celtics’ green with a Taco Bell hat on, is selling tacos:
— Jenna Rathke (@JennaRathke) May 29, 2013
Sullinger expects to be back on the hardwood with his teammates by training camp in September. He averaged 6.0 points and 5.9 rebounds per game this past season as a rookie.
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