PORTLAND/ORONO (NEWS CENTER) -- On Friday, Governor John Baldacci announced that the 2008 World Champion Boston Celtics Trophy will be coming to Maine later this month. The trophy will make stops in Portland and Orono on September 24, 2008 to celebrate the team's newest title.
Portland Mayor, Ed Suslovic, announced that day as "Go Green Day" in honor of the Boston Celtics saying, "It goes without saying that Portland is bursting with Celtic pride and I call upon all visitors and fans to join me in going green September 24th. Let's give our favorite basketball team a real Portland welcome!"
The governor's office said a Celtics legend and current player are expected to accompany the trophy to both Portland and Orono. Also expected to be present are members of the Celtics Dancers and the team’s mascot, Lucky the Leprechaun.
A rally for the Celtics is scheduled to begin at 11a.m. on Wednesday, September 24th, 2008. It will start at the Portland Exposition Building and following the rally fans will get the chance to have their picture taken with the trophy at Hadlock Field.
The trophy is scheduled to leave Portland around 2p.m that afternoon and head up to Orono to be on display at the Alfond Arena at the University of Maine Orono Campus. That event is scheduled from 4:30p.m. to 6:30p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.